Events and workshops run for youth, by youth

Programmes across Auckland and Hamilton


A safe place to relax, socialise and achieve.

Raise Up is YMCA's youth development programme run by youth for youth and operates from 11 locations across Auckland and Hamilton. Raise Up has built on the long and successful history YMCA has had working with young people in local communities.

We run events, activities and workshops for young people aged 13-18, see below for our upcoming events

Upcoming events

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#AKLPLAY @ Lynfield

Casual basketball every Friday!

At Lynfield Youth and Leisure Centre

Entry free


Walk The Line 2017 - Part of New Zealand Fashion Week

A fun-filled show for a great cause, it’s time to show your support for the YMCA’s ‘Raise Up' youth development programme and the invaluable work they do in providing safe, positive and empowering opportunities for teenagers from all walks of life.

Entry $25.00

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Winter Project: Auckland

Project Music Festival presents: Winter Project

The ULTIMATE Under 18 Winter Experience is coming to Auckland for the first time ever, An international festival scale audio and visual system and heaps of snow, featuring a line up of DJs that we know you'll love!

Entry $15.00

What's new

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​ Youth run music event showcases local bands

Auckland high school bands, musicians and singers are set to showcase their talent in June and July at live music events across the city organised by youth and open to local teenagers.

New Found Sound, now in its third year, aims to give local youth access to a fun and safe live gig space with performances by local talented musicians.

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Youngsters tidying up

More than 60 people, led by the Raise Up Clendon youth group, turned out to help spruce up the Clendon Shopping Centre on May 27

Manukau Courier, 13th June 2017

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Massey Raise Up secures funding for new Youth Hub

Massey’s Raise Up youth group has secured $38k in funding for a new Youth Hub to be located at Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA.


Why should you join Raise Up?

Raise Up is YMCA's youth development programme run by youth for youth and operates from 11 locations across Auckland. Established in 2002, Raise Up has built on the long and successful history YMCA has had working with youth in local communities.  Raise Up activities include a mixture of regular weekly activities, events, workshops and personal development options. These are tailored to the interests of youth in each region and could include sports, music, dance, fashion, leadership training, art and much more.



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