Affirm is a Summer Youth Event of the ELCA Southeastern Synod typically held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. Affirm nurtures faith, equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow, and trains youth in discipleship skills. Affirm is for youth who have completed grades 6-12 and the Young Adult and Youth Ministry Institute (YAYMI) is held simultaneously with AFFIRM For college freshman and sophomores interested in exploring a call to youth ministry. Affirm is based on 10 different age appropriate leadership and discipleship units. Each of these units are staffed by small group leaders and a pair of unit directors. Youth will spend about 6 hours each day in experiential learning with games, skits, and discussion.