Raise Up from The Y
Raise Up is The Y’s youth development programme for young people aged 12 - 18 and is run by youth, for youth operating from locations across New Zealand.
Established at YMCA Massey, West Auckland in 2002, Raise Up has been built on the long and successful history The Y has had working with youth in local communities.
Raise Up activities include a mixture of regular weekly activities, events, workshops and personal development options. These are tailored to the interests of youth in each region and could include sports, music, dance, fashion, leadership training, art and much more.
Raise Up has been designed to offer youth a safe and positive environment in which to relax, socialise and achieve their goals.
The programme is run by Raise Up crews who are a group of selected young people representing youth in the community. They are the organising committee and driving force behind many of the events and activities operated for youth throughout The Y.