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
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting
- Conflict Resolution
- 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.
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
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 #youthassistanceRead More
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 #youthassistanceRead More
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…Read More
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 #youthassistanceRead More
Please take a moment to watch the short video montage of our mentoring and prevention programs at https://theyunion.org. 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 #youthassistanceRead More
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…Read More
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