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

 

Parenting During The Pandemic Is Challenging

January 26, 2021

Parents, we know parenting during the pandemic is challenging. Our CEO (Jason Wilson) and Executive Director (Nicole Wilson) learned it’s better to do a little extra during this season to help their son decompress so he wouldn’t be overwhelmed with stress. By giving your child…

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Thrive In A Distant Learning

January 25, 2021

One of our program (CATTA) participants Jason W. made the honor roll this past card marking. Parents, it’s possible for your child to thrive in a distant learning environment if you and your child are initial about the results you want and consistently doing the…

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Tips For Your Weekends

January 22, 2021

Checking in with Parents to see how your week has good and see what plans you have for the weekend.

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The Yunion Growth

January 21, 2021

#tbt #tbthursday A year ago today we officially moved into our new building. Since then a lot has happened but we are still grateful for all the love and support we’ve received through the years. Hopefully, we’ll be back working from the building soon and…

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Ways To Build Your Self-Esteem

January 20, 2021

Parents: Self-Esteem or self-worth is more than how you feel about yourself. It’s also about how capable you are to meet life’s challenges and feel worthy of happiness. You can build self-esteem in your child/teen by developing three “A’s”. Affirmation, Achievement, and Affirmation. Affirmation: Being…

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Our Children Need Our Presence

January 18, 2021

“Our children need our presence, not our presents.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parents Happy MLK Day. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy your family today. As we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King, remember all he did he…

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Virtual Enrichment Academy

January 15, 2021

Parents, we are halfway through the 1st month of the year 2021. Here are a few things we are looking forward to as an organization. Spending more time with our family and loved ones is priority number one on our list. As we work towards…

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The Big Impact as Parent

January 13, 2021

Parents are the biggest influence in a teen’s life. Even though you may feel your child pulling away, eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. A strong bond with your child, especially during the teen years, helps reduce the chances of…

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Distant Learning for your Child

January 11, 2021
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The Yunion Check-In

January 8, 2021

Hello Parents! As the week comes to an end we just want to take this time to “Check-In” with you. How was your first full week of the new year? How was your child’s first week back to school? Did you use any of the…

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Parent Distant learning Tips

January 6, 2021

Parents get distant learning tips live from our Program Coordinator Mr. Ronald Lee Jr.

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Motivation For Your Child

January 4, 2021

As we wrap up the holidays and enter the new year it is important that we as parents prepare our children to return to school and ensure that they get off to a good start. Here are some tips to assist your child and hopefully…

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2021
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Sandwich Method

December 30, 2020

Parents as the year is comes to an end take this time to discuss with your child their High Point and Low point from this year( as discussed in our previous video). We also encourage you to use this time to share with them things…

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Tips To Have Better Conversation With Your Kids

December 28, 2020

Parents: High Point / Low Point is a great way for you to engage your children in conversation and find out what they’re feeling and why they feel what they feel. Listen as our Program Coordinator Ronald Lee Jr. (Mr. Ron) explains.

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The Gift

December 26, 2020

  Though it’s good to get what you want for the holidays, sometimes it’s good to get what you need. 😂😂😂 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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