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

 

Standout Black Non-Profit Leader

February 27, 2024

Help us give a well deserved and major congrats to our Executive Director, Nicole Wilson! Nicole was selected as 1 of 25 Standout Black Non-Profit Leaders by the Michigan Chronicle 🙌🏽🏆 Thank you for steering change and making an impact on our community and team…

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Rite Of Passage – Transformational Journey

February 2, 2024

Nothing works in this world unless you do, and we’re so proud of the work our @Cave313 boys did this past weekend to travel deeper into their emotions in order to address and heal the wounds of childhood traumas. This journey is never an easy…

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Meet Our Staff

January 31, 2024
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Detroit Lions Football

January 27, 2024

We’re beaming with pride to know our founder, @mrjasonowilson, has played a role in the mental and spiritual strengthening of the Lions this year! ✊🏾💙🦁 Drop a 🏆 if you’re excited to see @detroitlionsnfl get the win this weekend and take us all the way!!…

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Yunion Holiday Hunt

December 22, 2023

Join our #YunionHolidayHunt for a chance at family fun & a $50 Visa Gift card! You all have helped us create so many cherished memories this year. We want to close out yours with a few more special memories, and an extra special gift💚 Here’s…

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Emotional Regulation

December 20, 2023

@projectparentingcoach broke this down perfectly! When your child is intensely dysregulated, it’s not a respect issue, it’s an emotional regulation issue. Parents can help with this by first making sure they’re emotionally regulated themselves

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313 Gift Guide

December 19, 2023

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift or a treat to self, we’ve got you covered! 😉 Our 🌟 313 Gift Guide 🌟 features 25 incredible Detroit-based businesses you 🫵🏽 can help support this holiday season! Tap the “313” link in our bio to access…

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Therapeutic Oasis For Our Team

December 12, 2023

Telling by how many people feel asleep, I’d say they enjoyed it! 👀😆 Thank you so much Dinah and the Ziva Therapeutic Spa team for creating a spectacular experience for our team! This was the perfect therapeutic oasis for our team to have chance to…

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Get Featured In Our 313 Gift Guide

December 7, 2023

Get featured in our 313 Gift Guide! 🛍️🌟 We’re curating a special holiday shopping guide that’ll reach over 5,000 Detroit enthusiasts who are eager to circulate wealth in our own backyard this holiday season ✊🏾🙌🏾 Whether you’re service-based or product-based, we want to spotlight your…

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Premiere Night Of The Easy Path

December 6, 2023

We’re left with nothing but smiles after our premiere night of ‘The Easy Path’ 🎬✨🤩 Thank you to our amazing cast and @timashiontv for making this vision a roaring success 🙌🏽 we couldn’t have done this without you. Tap into our stories to see more…

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A Fathers Love

December 3, 2023

A fathers love 🥹💙 cc: Will Smith

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Parenting Is An Ongoing Learning Curve

December 2, 2023

Parenting is an ongoing learning curve. Here’s your reminder to give yourself grace, meet yourself and your child with patience, and know you don’t have to have all the answers; in fact, some answers are learned over time. 🌱 cc: Kier Gaines

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The Premiere Of Easy Path

December 1, 2023

The Easy Path Premiere is quickly approaching, and we have just a few tickets left! 🎟️ We want this to be a sold-out show! Bring a youth, your cozy blanket, and meet us there 🍿🎞️ Snag your ticket now at

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The Easy Path

December 1, 2023

Grab your popcorn!🍿🎥 You’re in for a good time and show with our premier film “The Easy Path” Join us for the premiere! 📆 Dec. 3rd, 4:00-7:30pm 📍MJR Troy This compelling story written by Connell Brown Jr. follows a young boy navigating life’s crucial decisions.…

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Youth Development Series: The Easy Path

November 30, 2023

Brace yourselves 👀You’re in for a rollercoaster Challenges, peer dramas, choices, and triumphs all in store for the close of our youth development series, “The Easy Path”. We’ve saved the best for last, and we want you there to see it! Join us on Dec.…

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Giving Tuesday: Make Ripples Of Impact Throughout Detroit

November 29, 2023

This #GivingTuesday, we thought you should hear straight from the mouths of the community we impact! 🙌🏽 If you’re moved by our work and want to support, join us as we continue to make ripples of impact throughout Detroit by donating today 🌱💚 Every seed,…

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