Raise Up Massey

Massey Raise Up Crew

Welcome to the Massey Raise Up Crew!

Want to get involved in your community? Raise Up is a group of up to 20 young people who are passionate about doing good in there community and creating awesome ways for young people to come together and have some fun. 

Thinking of joining the crew? Apply online
When: Wednesday 4-6pm 
Where: YMCA Massey Leisure Centre

Past Events: 
  • New Found Sound
  • Dance parties
  • Youth Burn
  • Basketball Shoot out
  • Karaoke Nights
  • Just to name a few 

Weekly Activities:

Free Activities for young people in the Raise Up Youth Hub

Study Sesh: Thursday 3:30 - 5:30pm

Word from your Coordinator

Kia Ora,

My name is Leela and I am the coordinator of the Massey Crew!

A little bit about me: I am English, French, and Swiss by nationality but I grew up in South India and then moved to the Netherlands where I studied International Justice and Comparative Criminal Law. During and after this time I gained experience working with youth by joining various youth organisations and services in different parts of the world.  Now I am in New Zealand and I am excited to be given the opportunity through Raise Up to continue working in the field I am most passionate about.

In my free time I love being outdoors, often go on trips usually to the beach, do lots of sports, enjoy cooking, take time for myself, and spend time with people who make me laugh.

If you are new to Raise Up and are curious about what we do, I welcome you to reach out! Raise Up gives young people an opportunity to form new connections, be part of a community, have safe spaces, organise events, and grow as individuals. There is a place for everyone and we look forward to bringing you on board!

Hopefully catch you around!



Massey Raise Up Events

What the Massey Raise Up crew has been up to

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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.


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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"Confidence is a big thing I’ve got from Raise Up, along with developing social communication. I’ve been with Raise Up for five years as it’s really helped me be present in the community … and talk to people in both formal and informal environments."

Casey Crew Member