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 their 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: The Y Massey Leisure Centre, 545 Don Buck Road, Massey
*You'll find us in the Raise Up room opposite reception - the big glass wall with Raise Up written on it

Weekly Hangout 

When: Mondays drop in anytime between 4-6pm
Where: The Y Massey Leisure Centre, 545 Don Buck Road, Massey

Our Raise Up weekly hangout happens every Monday during term time in the Raise Up room. If you're looking for something fun (and free!) to do, then come on down anytime between 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Playstation, foosball table, board games and more will be played! If you are aged 13-18yrs then this is for you! Spread the word, tell your mates and we will see you there!

Past Events: 
  • New Found Sound
  • Dance Parties
  • Youth Burn
  • Basketball Shoot out
  • Karaoke Nights
Word from your Coordinator

Kia Ora, 

My name is Keeva and I am the coordinator of the Massey/Whau Crew! 

A little bit about me: I am Irish and if you know the Ed Sheeran song Galway girl, I’m from Galway!! My background is in youth and social circus but I also have a degree in biochemistry. In my free time I enjoy destroying my opponents in board games, tightwire walking for fun and playing badminton. The past couple of years I’ve worked with various youth circus schools across Europe as well as setting up a youth leadership group made up of young people from youth circuses across Europe.  Now that I am in New Zealand I am excited to be given the opportunity through Raise Up to continue working in a field I am really passionate about. 

I firmly believe in the hilarity of sarcasm. I have a very healthy appreciation for a good pun and I would consider myself pretty punny. 

If you are new to Raise Up and are curious about what we do, please reach out! There are no stupid questions! My email address is keeva.barr@ymcanorth,org.nz and all the details should be above. We are also on Instagram @raiseupnz. 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 welcoming you!  

Hopefully you’ll come along and give Raise Up a chance, 


Massey Raise Up Events


Movie Night

Come along to enjoy a fun movie night with friends and popcorn!

Entry free

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