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


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The Hang Out

Come Hang out and enjoy the free court time every Tuesday.

Oh and did we mention that the Last Tuesday of every Month there is a BBQ?

Cause we know you want that FREE FOOD!

See you there!

Entry free

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Shots Fired! Laser Tag Tournament

Get ready for our annual Laser Tag tournament! We have bought it back for 2018, so grab your friends and we will see you there!

Entry $5.00


Shoot all out

Raise Up Massey and MYC brings to you Shoot All Out 2017!
A 3-pointer shoot out competition for youth aged 11 to 19

  This event is completely free and involves heaps of competitions, prizes and activities.

Entry free

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Last YOUTH BURN for 2017.

Come along for an extended free session in the gym along with giveaways and a free weeks membership for attending!

YMCA Massey Leisure Centre

Entry free

What's new


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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​ 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.


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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