Events and workshops run by youth, for youth

New Found Sound Across Auckland

Young people that care, create communities that care!

Raise Up is YMCA's youth development programme run by youth for youth and operates from 12 locations across Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. Raise Up has been built on the foundations of the long and successful history the YMCA has had working with young people in local communities.

Raise Up crews run events, activities and workshops for young people aged 13-18, along with a variety of community outreach programmes with opportunities to volunteer. 

See below for our upcoming events in your area. 

Events

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New Found Sound - WEST Region

New Found Sound is back for 2019 and it's bigger than ever with more locations and a finals event for the best from each region!

Want a place to showcase your sound?
We are looking for local Bands, Musicians and Singers to take part in a live gig night for local young artists.

7 heats across Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga
with a Finals event in Central Auckland.

Entry free

Back To Basics

Back to Basics

Raise Up Onehunga are collaborating with Downfall productions to bring you Back To Basics All Ages // Punk 101

an all ages Punk & Heavy music show aimed at providing a space for young people to enjoy and embrace heavy music without the negative stereotypes associated with it!

Entry: $10
Doors: 6pm
Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2019
Venue: YMCA Jordan Rec Centre, Onehunga

Entry $10.00

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FUZE Music|Mentorship|Business workshop

FUZE is a free 6 week music & business workshop for high school students.

Starting thursday 30th may for 6 weeks at the Onehunga Jordan Recreation Centre.


Learn how to write, produce, market and sell your music.


Entry free

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New Found Sound - Central Region

New Found Sound is back for 2019 and it's bigger than ever with more locations and a finals event for the best from each region!

Want a place to showcase your sound? We are looking for local Bands, Musicians and Singers to take part in a live gig night for local young artists.

7 heats across Auckland, Hamilton & Tauranga with a Finals event in Central Auckland

Entry $2.00

Past Projects

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NZ Fashion Weekend slot for young designers

A collection of New Zealand’s youngest designers have an opportunity to present their work alongside industry leaders at NZ Fashion Week on 2 September.

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Upper Hutt Update 2017


Upper Hutt has had a busy and eventful year making themselves known for there willingness to be an active part in their communities. They have had much going on over the year from Hackathon, where they were given the opportunity to pitch and present an idea to an event committee, members of the public and members of council. They were one of three selected and got the opportunity to see there idea of a 'house of horrors' come to life with the support of there community. Along with helping when needed and supporting local clean ups and building up the youth in there community. Congrats Upper Hutt on an awesome year!



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North Shore teens hit world stage at NZ Fashion Weekend

Twenty North Shore teenagers are taking their event management skills to the world stage as they head to NZ Fashion Weekend to run the annual Walk the Line runway fashion show on 2 September.

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Why should you join Raise Up?

Want to be more active in your community? Want to learn how to run large scale events? Want to meet other like minded young people? 

Raise Up is a programme that is run by young people for young people!
It is an awesome way to gain volunteer hours, make new friends and gather leadership training. 
It includes a mixture of weekly activities, events, workshops and personal leadership 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.

Testimonial

"RAISE UP IS AWESOME! "

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