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

 

Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

April 9, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-In with Mr.Ron Ironic Lee Jr.

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PARENTS DID YOU KNOW?

April 7, 2021

PARENTS, DID YOU KNOW? If youth adopt these behaviors, in sequence, as a youth, they risk only a 3% chance of living in poverty as adults: Graduate Work full-time Marry before having children This is called the “Success Sequence” Following this sequence overwhelming results in…

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YOU DID IT!

April 7, 2021

YOU DID IT! We are excited to share that you cast 52,865 votes to The Yunion at Target stores, and your support awarded us $1,941.50 in Target funds to help us continue serving youth and families. We wholeheartedly thank you for voting for us, believing…

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The Virtual Enrichment Academy

April 6, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Virtual Enrichment Academy back in the spring. Choose from one of three enrichment opportunities: Keys 2 Life (Mentoring Through Music Program) F.I.R.E (Future Influencers Reaching for Excellence) Tutoring/Academic Enrichment Students Can participate and…

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Today’s Tip

April 6, 2021

Being a supportive parent means having your child’s best interests at heart but also being present, involved, and helpful. It includes: • actively encouraging them to do their best with school, their hobbies, and interests • listening without judgment and seeking to understand their concerns…

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Parent’s Check-In

April 2, 2021

Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

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Opportunity For You

March 31, 2021

We’re looking to bring an Operations Coordinator on our team. You have the opportunity to be surrounded by a team that continually inspires you to reach the next level. Location: Detroit, MI Compensation: Commission with earning potential up to $55,000-$65,000/yr +benefits We’re looking for highly…

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Today’s Trip

March 30, 2021

Parents if we are being honest with ourselves we can not control our children. Our goal shouldn’t be to control them, but our goal should be to influence them. When we try to control them we take away their autonomy and when they are away…

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Good news parents for you and your child

March 28, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Keys 2 Life program back in the spring with a Workforce Development focus. So not only are they going to learn the technical skills of songwriting and music production your child will: Learn…

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

March 26, 2021
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Parents Did You Know?

March 24, 2021

Parents! Did You Know? While sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect individuals of all ages, STDs take a particularly heavy toll on young people. CDC estimates that youth ages 15-24 account for almost half of the 26 million new sexually transmitted infections that occurred in the…

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Tips To Raise Traumah Resilient Children

March 24, 2021

Every Wednesday in the month of March Dr. Shantale Johns gives parents tips to raise Traumah resilient children.

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Vote For The Yunion

March 23, 2021

If you are a member of Target’s Member’s Circle please take a moment and vote for our nonprofit, The Yunion! Target is awarding grants based on the percentage of votes a nonprofit receives! If you’re not a member, it only takes a couple of minutes…

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Good News Parents For You And Your Child

March 23, 2021

Good news parents for you and your child, we are bringing our Keys 2 Life program back in the spring with a Workforce Development focus. So not only are they going to learn the technical skills of songwriting and music production your child will: Learn…

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Your Children Need Your Presence More Than Your Presents

March 22, 2021

“Your children need your presence more than your presents” – Jesse Jackson The most important gift any child could receive is the continual presence of his or her parents in their life. As a parent, giving your time, energy, and love to your child is…

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Friday Yunion Parent Check in

March 19, 2021
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