Raise Up

Raise Up is the YMCA's youth development programme run by youth for youth.


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 YMCA. 

Get involved

Want to be more active in your community? Want to learn how to run large scale events? Want to meet other like minded young people? Join Raise Up.(external link)

Raise Up crews run events, activities and workshops for young people aged 13 - 18, along with a variety of community outreach prgrogrammes with opportunities to volunteer.

It is an awesome way to gain volunteer hours, make new friends and gather leadership training. It includes a mixture of weekly activites, events, workshops and personal leadership 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.


To talk to the team at Raise Up, email raiseup@ymcaauckland.org.nz or phone 09 8460 788.

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