youth urged to have their say
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki youth are being urged to have a say in issues affecting their local area by participating in an online survey organised by the Onehunga YMCA Raise Up youth crew.
What 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: Monday 4-6pm
Where: Onehunga Community Centre
AKL Play Drop In, social sports day!
This is where all young people can utilise the Leisure Centre to play table tennis, play basketball, swim, what ever you are interested in.
When: Friday 4-6pm
Hey I'm Conin,
I started my journey with Raise Up back in 2010 when I was helping run the sound and lighting for the monthly dance parties. Since then I started working for the YMCA as a gymnastics instructor and holiday programme leader.
In 2015 the opportunity to become the Raise Up coordinator at Massey came up and I grasped it with both hands. During my time with Raise Up I have come to realise that working with youth is my passion and I thoroughly enjoy getting to meet heaps of awesome young people.
If I can make at least one positive impact on people I work with then I’m happy.
"“The best thing Raise Up did for me was turn me from a follower into a leader. At meetings and events, if there are issues that need to be solved I jump in and fix them rather than stand back and let other people do it.” "