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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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​ 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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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

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Teen volunteer has a great future ahead

Kimm Rae never thought she would be the recipient of a major award, but that all changed in October when she was surprised with something special. Kimm is part of the Raise Up crew at Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA. The Raise Up crew is made up of teenagers who volunteer their time to help organise and run events. When she was asked to help out at an important YMCA annual awards night, she was more than happy to help.

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RECRUTING NOW!

The Raise Up Crews are recruiting now. 

If you are keen to be involved, fill out an application form at reception or apply online at www.raiseup.co.nz

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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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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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New mural sparks members pride!

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As far as Jonathan Peddie was concerned, there was nothing worse than walking past a big, plain white wall at work every day.



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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.