Two non-profits give teens a chance to be rock stars

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T05:18:49-05:00 July 24th, 2008|News|

FERNDALE –
Affirmations and Common Ground Sanctuary are joining forces to produce the third annual Battle of the Bands, an alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free safe space for metro-Detroit area teens. They are currently accepting submissions for bands for the August 21 event, held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Berkley. Bands will have the opportunity to win exciting prizes like studio time, equipment and gift certificates.
“This is a great opportunity for up-and-coming teen bands who want to be heard,” said Melissa Hope, REALife Coordinator at Common Ground Sanctuary. Five bands will have the chance to compete in front of celebrity judges and a packed audience of their peers.
Bands can mail submissions to Common Ground Sanctuary, attention Melissa Hope, at 1229 S. Washington, Royal Oak, MI 48220. She can be reached at 248-336-9272 for questions or concerns.
Common Ground Sanctuary is a 24-hour non-profit agency dedicated to helping youths, adults and families in crisis. The agency provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth.
Affirmations is the community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people and their allies. Open since 1989 and located in Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Affirmations provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and have fun.
For more information, visit http://www.goaffirmations.org.

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