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Today’s Tip

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 and challenges
• acknowledging their achievements and supporting them through mistakes and challenges
• setting consistent expectations and consequences to help them to feel secure and able to predict outcomes
• treating them fairly and developing a trusting relationship.
The influence that you have over your child is more dependent on a trusting relationship than it is on how much authority you dish out and how many lectures you give. It may feel like they’re trying to push you away, but they’re actually trying to push themselves away from you to choose a direction in life, and to shape an identity for themselves as a separate, independent person.
Love, support, trust, and optimism from their family make them feel safe and secure and are powerful weapons against peer pressure, life’s challenges, and disappointments.
Your aim is to keep your child safe and to give them the foundations they need to do their best. At a minimum they need:
• to know they are loved for who they are, and that you are always there to support them
• an environment where basic needs such as a safe and healthy place to live, healthy food, and school supplies are made a priority
• protection and support to keep themselves safe from mental and physical abuse
• respect for their feelings and concerns
• acknowledgement of their milestones and achievements such as birthdays or first day at school
• respect for their friends, clothing, sports and music choices, and interests.

The Life-Changing Programs for Youth

July 29, 2021

We offer life-changing programs for youth. Seeing is believing; visit https://theyunion.org 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 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 #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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Respect!

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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Family Movie Night Conclusion

July 17, 2021
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The Great Mentor!

July 17, 2021

A good mentor helps a mentee to make decisions that help them reach their goals. A great mentor builds a mentee’s confidence in a way that less instruction or assurance is needed from others.

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-In

July 16, 2021
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The Development Challenges for Black-led Organizations

July 15, 2021

Our executive director Nicole Wilson was honored to be invited to a discussion regarding funding and leadership development challenges for Black-led organizations, and how these opportunity gaps can be closed. Thank you to The Skillman Foundation for hosting this event and Terry E. Whitfield for…

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Ain’t Too Proud

July 15, 2021

Our special guest last week was Tiffany Frances – a Detroit native who played Josephine in New York Broadway production “Ain’t Too Proud” – an electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations. Last week our acting students had the opportunity to…

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Friday Yunion Parent Check-In Keys 2 Life Field Trip

July 9, 2021
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Field Trip Time

July 9, 2021

Field trip time!!! #Keys2LifeSummerCamp2021

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