Community Activities and Events

Affirmations’ Allan Gilmour and Eric Jergins Community Center is host to a number of events and activities -- all providing opportunities to learn, grow, socialize, and feel safe.

To find all activities and events that are currently scheduled at Affirmations, please visit our center calendar by clicking here.

Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day

XTLyouth Support your community while you stock up on groceries! Whole Foods Market in Rochester Hills, Troy, and West Bloomfield will be donating 5% of their net sales, on June 22nd, for Community Giving Days. Shop and give back to Affirmations!

#PrideRide for Affirmations at CylceBar Troy

XTLyouth Join us at CycleBar in Troy for the #PrideRide for Affirmations. The ride is on Saturday, June 24th, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and will go directly to Affirmations. You'll also have the chance to win some great raffle prizes, like tickets to see the Detroit Tigers and much more! Please visit to sign-up, or e-mail/call TJ with CYCLEBAR at or (313) 520-8629

Two-Year Anniversary of the Marriage Equality Ruling

XTLyouth Join us on Monday, June 26th, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the marriage equality ruling! We will be celebrating with the renewal of marriage vows and toasting to the happy couples! The wedding cake will be provided! Stop by to enjoy a wonderful celebration of love! If you are interested in participating in a renewal ceremony or a marriage, please contact Kyle Taylor at as soon as possible!

National HIV Testing Day at Affirmations

XTLyouth Get tested! Tuesday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Affirmations will host Adult Well-Being Services who will provide free and confidential testing 1 to 4 p.m. #KnowYourStatus

An Evening with John Corvino

XTLyouth Join us on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for an evening with John Corvino as he discusses his new book, “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination”. John will give a short talk on his book, followed by a Q&A session. Coffee and dessert will be served while John is available to sign books. John’s book will be available to purchase prior to the event for $20 and at the event for $25. All proceeds will benefit Affirmations. To purchase John’s book now, CLICK HERE. Be sure to check out John's YouTube series on Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination by clicking here.

Grand Circus Coding Workshop - Sold Out!

XTLyouth Grand Circus will be hosting a Coding Workshop on Thursday, June 29th, 2017, from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. at Affirmations. This event is a free workshop designed for folks who are curious about coding, but who have little to no experience. Please RSVP at this link and come with a laptop! For more information, contact Heather Aymer at

Grab some Grub and a Beer at Fillmore 13 Brewery!

XTLyouth Support Affirmations at Fillmore 13 Brewery in Pontiac. Fun and exciting raffle prizes will be up for grabs. Guest bartenders from Affirmations will be pouring and serving at the bar. ALL tips will be donated back to the Center. For more information, contact Katie Koch at

Fall Fling 2017

XTLyouthJoin us at the center on October 7th, 2017, for a celebration that has been ten years in the making! Keep checking back from more information on this event.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Sabrina Bolvari!

Partner Spotlight

Thank you to The Jewish Fund! We are incredibly grateful for your support of our Education Health Care Initiative. With your help, we are able to to continue to offer support to those in need six days a week, 52-weeks a year!

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