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


HIV/AIDS Education

August 3, 2021

Michigan does not mandate sex education, but it does mandate HIV/AIDS education. Parents must receive notice of both sex and HIV/AIDS education and may opt-out of both. Parents, make sure you are aware of what your child is being taught. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Yunion’s Live 3

August 2, 2021
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The Yunion’s Live 2

August 2, 2021
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The Yunion’s Live

August 2, 2021
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Our Keys 2 Life Performance

August 2, 2021

Our Keys 2 Life Performance is about to start.

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The “Ain’t Too Proud” – Another Special Guest

July 31, 2021

Our special guest was Tiffany Frances – a Detroit native who played Josephine in New York Broadway production “Ain’t Too Proud.” Last week our acting students had the opportunity to speak to and learn from Tiffany, her success, and her experiences. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Yunion’s Great Time

July 31, 2021

This is why we have them sign waivers Campers and staff had a great time at our Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp.

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The Life-Changing Programs for Youth

July 29, 2021

We offer life-changing programs for youth. Seeing is believing; visit to learn more! #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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Teaching the Art of Storytelling

July 28, 2021

We’ve partnered with DPSCD (Detroit Public School Community District) to provide summer enrichment programs. This is a snippet of Mr. CJ teaching the kids the art of Storytelling. This is a talent if used correctly can help young people develop communication skills which is an…

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The Cave of Adullam

July 27, 2021

Cave of Adullam statistics: 78% of our recruits improve their grade point average one letter grade without tutoring. 98% of parents report their sons have grown spiritually and become more emotionally stable since becoming a recruit in the CATTA. #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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The Detroit Youth and Families!

July 24, 2021

Please take a moment to watch the short video montage of our mentoring and prevention programs at You’ll not only be encouraged but also see why there’s many reasons to have hope for Detroit youth and families! #TheYunion #youth #lovingyouth #youthassistance

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-in

July 23, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-in Keys 2 Life Field Trip 2/3

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The Loving Youth!

July 22, 2021

See what campers are expecting this summer and during camp: “I expect to take my school work to the next level” “Achieve healthy body goals” ”I expect myself to follow the rules – to stay in the green.” “I expect something good will happen!” #TheYunion…

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Parents, Did You Know?

July 22, 2021

Michigan does not mandate sex education, but it does mandate HIV/AIDS education. If sex education is provided, it must stress abstinence, include information on the importance of sex only within marriage, negative outcomes of teen sex, avoiding coercion, and healthy decision-making, and be medically accurate…

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July 21, 2021

Our Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp’s “Word of The Week” for week 2 was “Respect” Campers learned how to respect themselves, one another, and those in authority. They enjoy our conversations around what respect looks like to them and how having a lack…

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The Virtual Family Movie Night

July 17, 2021

Good afternoon family and friends, We had an in-person family movie plan for our Keys 2 Life campers and their families but unfortunately due to the rain, we had to make adjustments. Please gather your family and join us for a virtual family movie night…

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