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. As part of this programme we run dance events exclusively for under 18’s in the Auckland region. We started off with our first Raise Up event at YMCA Massey in 2003 and now also run events in Mt Albert, Onehunga, North Shore and Mt Roskill.