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.
The Massey Raise Up crew is a committee of young
volunteers who initiate, plan and organise a range of activities, workshops and
events for local youth. They require funding to create a youth-focused space
for young people to study and learn, connect and interact
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.
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.
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.
YMCA has been running youth development in New Zealand for over 150 years. The Raise Up programme is the YMCA's current youth development programme and covers all areas that cater for 13-18 year olds including events, workshops, activities, youth fitness and youth volunteering.