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Disco night - Young people and seniors

The YMCA's youth development programme, Raise Up is always looking for new ways to get involved and help out in the community. One such event was when the Raise Up crew planned a disco night with the seniors in our community. Shreya Badal, the organiser and one of Raise Up's prefects within the Puketapapa crew, shares the story.

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Five of the best ways to keep young people safe online

You might feel the easiest solution is to ban your young person from all leisure use of devices or place strict rules around usage; but the most likely outcome of these sorts of ‘helicopter parent’ strategies is to drive your young person underground – they’ll continue to use, they just won’t tell you about it. There are better, trust-focused strategies that are far more likely to keep your young person safe online – Here's our top five ways to help you out.

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Lockdown vs Our Rangatahi

While Covid and lockdown bring a certain amount of stress to just about everyone, the complexities of lockdown life affect young people in a multitude of ways. Raise Up Youth Programme Coordinator Caitrin Mooney and Raise Up Crew Member Aira Li break down simple life hacks to help motivate young people coming out of the lockdown space.

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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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​ 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

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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.

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Massey Raise Up secures funding for new Youth Hub

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

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YMCA Auckland pledges support for youth employment

YMCA Auckland has become one of the latest signatories to the Youth Employment Pledge -  an initiative by Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) aimed at getting more young talent into work and career pathways. 

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Raise Up wins national award

YMCA Auckland’s Raise Up youth programme has received a 2017 New Zealand Youth Award from Youth Minister Nikki Kaye in Wellington on 11 April