ThisWeekInSWAG

This Week In S.W.A.G.- Welcome

Welcome To Our Parent Community

What is S.W.A.G.?

S.W.A.G. is a life skills and prevention program aimed at helping young people make positive life choices.  S.W.A.G. stands for Students With Awareness and Goals.  In S.W.A.G. students are equipped for success in a variety of areas including:

  • Self Esteem
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Goal Setting
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relationships
  • Risk Avoidance and More…

S.W.A.G. emphasizes three key principals:

  • Knowing One’s Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Planning One’s Future

We encourage Parents and caregivers to actively participate in helping us support youth who choose to make positive life choices.  We provide updates and training for Parents to ensure that you are equipped to work with the Yunion in Loving Youth and Uniting Families.  Our Parental Advisory Training is a great place to learn about the latest trends and happenings in popular culture that affect our youth. We strongly encourage you to attend.

Incentives and participant-led special events such as prom campaigns and PSAs augment intensive programming as a way to ensure youth ownership and cultural relevance.  Programs like S.W.A.G. are vital to our youth fulfilling their potential.  With it, we can help change attitudes and values that ultimately lead to thriving communities where making the right decision is embraced.

S.W.A.G Person of the Week

Every week in S.W.A.G. we shout out students and Life Guides that make S.W.A.G. a memorable experience. This week, we’d like to shout out Mrs. Lydia!  Lydia has served as a Life Guide, Camp Director and now serves as our Program Coordinator.  Lydia has been with the Yunion for over 7 years and possesses a great ability to connect with young people.  Mrs. Lydia is tasked with making things happen behind the scenes, ensuring that S.W.A.G. runs smoothly.  Thank you, Mrs. Lydia, your service is greatly appreciated!

In The Classroom

 

Too Many Goals

October 15, 2020

Let’s continue to work together as a community to help our children accomplish their many goals!

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Thank You To All Teachers

October 13, 2020

Thank you to all of the teachers who are doing their best

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Teach Our Boys Persistence and Patience

October 9, 2020

Going for goals at the wrong time can get you knocked out!

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Get it H.Y.P.E. (H.elping Y.oung P.eople E.xcel)

October 8, 2020

This song was written by our Keys 2 Life students at the Matrix Family Services Center in Detroit Michigan

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Thank You For Purchasing The Mask

October 8, 2020

We wanted to take a moment to thank one of our faithful supporters for purchasing 50 custom reusable, layered filtration masks with our logo!

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The Yunion

October 5, 2020

Let’s continue to love each other through our challenges

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Emotional Stability Training

October 1, 2020

I’m so thankful that I’ve studied many martial arts because I am able to maintain social distance, while still empowering the recruits with our Emotional Stability Training.

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First Day of Training

September 18, 2020

This was the first day of training for these high school recruits!

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Exhaust Fans Installed

September 16, 2020

I framed and mounted the exhaust fans today. With two of these in our 2,900 sft training area, we now have enough ventilation to restart classes safely indoors when weather does not permit us to do so outdoors.

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Making custom mounts for the exhaust fans

September 16, 2020

I needed to make custom mounts for the exhaust fans I’m installing tomorrow in our training area.

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Be encouraged to change the way we view progress

September 11, 2020

Our founder Jason Wilson updated this throwback viral video of him helping my beloved son overcome his lack of confidence by inserting a clip of where he is today (end of video).

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Virtual Training Classes Resume

September 9, 2020

Our virtual training classes resume today.

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Thank You To The Kresge Foundation!

September 2, 2020

We are so excited to be a part of the The Kresge Foundation’s KIP:D Round 6 cohort 

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Thank You To Co.Act Detriot!

September 1, 2020

We want to give a huge shoutout to the Co.act Detroit

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Self Esteem

August 21, 2020

When young people have high self-esteem, they tend to have better peer-to-peer relationships, they bounce back from disappointment more quickly, and are more likely to succeed at the tasks they want to accomplish. #EncourageOurYouth #WeLoveDetroitYouth

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A Smile Is Worth A Thousand Words

August 20, 2020

Did You Know?– Your body language can affect your mood? So if you feel down, force yourself to smile, it’ll make you feel better!

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