Hawkes Bay Crew

About Raise Up Hawkes Bay

Welcome to the Hawke's Bay Raise Up Crew!

Raise Up has arrived in Hawkes Bay!

We are launching Raise Up in Hawkes Bay and we are keen to have you join us!

Joining the crew will give you the opportunity to have a positive impact in the community, and we are passionate about supporting young people in the Bay. The Hawkes Bay crew will be meeting once a week, and in this space we’ll be planning events, organizing workshops, and doing cool stuff in the community.

Join us for future thinking, food and fun!

Thinking of joining a crew? Apply online.

When: Tuesday 4pm – 6pm 
Where: The Villa, YMCA Hastings, 720 Pakowhai Road 

Start date: TBC – watch this space! Join The Crew to get all the details!

Weekly Activity: If you have any ideas on what we should be doing, let us know. Have your say! 

A word from your Co-ordinator 

Kia Ora e te whānau,

Ko Tukituki te awa Ko Takitimu te waka Ko Kauhehei te maunga Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi Ko Ngai-te-whatu-i-apiti te hapu Ko Pukehou te marae

Ko Vanessa Gillespie toku ingoa (most people call me Ness, and I’m cool with that!)

I am excited to be the Raise Up Co-ordinator for Hawkes Bay! Essentially, I’m here to encourage the voice of young people and offer some guidance, have lots of fun and continue to learn new things with young people and from them too. Raise Up is new to the Bay and all about youth empowerment, so get excited and get amongst it!

You’ll have the opportunity to make new friends, have lots of fun, learn new skills, plan events, and make a positive difference in your community. Hopefully, Raise Up will become a space where you feel welcomed, valued, and heard!

I am a big believer in youth potential, so if you’ve got something to say or you want an opportunity to do some cool things, come and check out what we have to offer. Journey with me and the Y!!

Ngā mihi mahana,