Youth Programmes in Panmure

YMCA is a not-for-profit organisation focussing on two causes: youth development and strengthening families.

One of the ways we do this is through Raise Up, our youth development programme run by youth for youth. Raise Up activities include a mixture of regular weekly activities, events, workshops and personal development options. These are tailored to the interests of youth 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 YMCA.

The Raise Up crew consists of youth selected from local high schools. Young people can apply to join the crew. Volunteering their time for approximately two hours per week they meet, plan and implement events, weekly activities, outdoor days and educational workshops for their peers. They learn skills such as leadership and event management.

Raise Up News

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Powering her way to international success

At just 24 years-old New Zealand fashion designer Danielle Power-Silk is being chased by the who's who of the fashion world. Her designs have featured in British Vogue, been showcased at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and now Paris has come calling. So, what role did YMCA Auckland's Walk the Line fashion show play in her success?

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Youth-run music events for Auckland teens

Auckland high school bands, musicians and singers will be showcasing their talent in June at live music events across the city organised by youth and open to teenagers

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Raise Up Youth Week events across Auckland

Young people from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – are showing the power of teenagers during national Youth Week, 19-27 May, with a series of events for youth and by youth across Auckland. 

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