The COVID-19 pandemic has affected lives and businesses around the world and The Yunion is no exception. As our nation has come to a near stand-still, we cannot lose site of our most precious commodity- our young people. The Yunion is determined to cross the digital divide to reach children and families where they are and continue to provide mentoring, counseling, life skills, and prevention services. We are happy to announce that the Yunion has launched our S.W.A.G., Pitch U, Standing in the Gap, STEM Drone, and Citi Camp mentoring programs virtually. This week we went live with our first wave of virtual programming and we will remain committed to servicing youth and families of Metro Detroit virtually until the pandemic is over. Be on the lookout for an open application to get your child involved in our Virtual Enrichment Academy soon! Please continue to support our efforts and visit theyunion.org for more information.
Please stay home and stay safe! We will all get through this together! Our prayers and love go out to all of our essential workers on the front lines!.
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. 1️⃣…Read More
Parents, It’s been said that, “Boys don’t do what we say, they do what they see.” The Cave Podcast: @iamelinunn @_jasonxiv @nocap_josey https://fb.watch/igSSZPgz_P/Read More
Hey parents! Did you know this…? 🤔𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦! Even though you may feel your child pulling away or eager for more independence, deep down they still want you involved. A strong bond with your child, especially during the…Read More
Parent, did you know there are 3️⃣ stages of Adolescence? The 3️⃣ stages of adolescence are an important framework for understanding teenage development. Each stage is guided by physical, cognitive and emotional changes. The 3️⃣ stages include early adolescence (ages 11 to14), middle adolescence (ages…Read More
“𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Happy MLK Day everyone. We hope you are able to rest and enjoy time with your loved ones today. 💙Leave a comment below! 👇#happymlkday #familyovereverything #familiesbelongtogether https://fb.watch/i6hA5oXq77/Read More
Parental Advisory – “How Your Food Can Affect Your Mood”Read More
Parents, 👋 Living a healthy lifestyle helps keep you and your teen’s mind balanced.🧠 We know during the teenage years, things are constantly changing, and they are constantly developing. They are growing, and are becoming more independent. It is our responsibility as parents to help…Read More
1 in 5 teenagers experience mental illness. Mental health issues such as generalized anxiety, social phobias and depression are common among teenagers. It may be hard for a parent to distinguish between regular adolescent behavior and a possible mental health issue because some of the…Read More
Parents, 👋 Did you know that despite all of the internal and external influences that influence risky behaviors in our teenagers, we as parents are still ranked number one. 🥳 Though we are number 1️⃣, we need to be aware of the other influences as…Read More
Parents, 👋 We have all made mistakes as parents and we will continue to make mistakes (because we are human and that’s what humans do 🤷🏿♂️). Though we’ve made mistakes and will probably make more… 💎 Here are 3 Mistakes to avoid when parenting teens:…Read More
Parents! 👋 We know that raising a teen can be very difficult. One of the reasons this can challenging is they’re in transitional phase. Adolescence is the transition from childhood to adulthood. Though they are not adults just yet if we begin to interact with…Read More
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐯𝐬. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠? 🤔 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 “𝘧𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥’𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘳. Reactive parents yell, scream and hit haphazardly when they have “had enough.” But this parenting style will backfire on you, because reactive…Read More
We hope you had a great holiday weekend! Maybe even as much fun as we had with our staff at our Annual Staff Holiday Appreciation Dinner! 😉 We had food, dancing, laughter, great company, and even chair massages. We love spoiling and showing appreciation for…Read More
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