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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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Raise Up crews learn how to save a mate

SAM is an interactive learning experience for 13–18-year-olds that takes a look at very real, and often scary situations related to alcohol and other drug use – and teaches young people how to prevent, recognise and respond to such emergencies.


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YMCA grateful for the support of Auckland’s Local Boards

YMCA Auckland’s commitment to building stronger kids, stronger families and stronger communities is made possible with the generous support of its funders, and a number of Auckland Local Boards are helping to make all the difference.


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Walk the Line

New Zealand Fashion Week is an iconic event on Kiwi calendars, and an important fixture of YMCA Auckland’s Youth Development programme, Raise Up. Simply put, Walk The Line is an innovative platform where young designers nationwide are able to put their creations on a world stage.


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Young leaders head to camp

At the end of the April school holidays, more than 140 young people involved in Raise Up, YMCA Auckland’s leadership programme for young people, descended on the iconic YMCA Camp Adair facility for the 11th annual Youth Development Camp. 


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Raise Up celebrates a huge year

Raise Up celebrated another successful year of creating opportunities for youth and using their young and vibrant energy towards community good, at its annual graduation ceremony in Decemeber.