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Raise Up the key to Jed’s new-found confidence

Seventeen year-old Jed Stancliffe has transformed from a follower to a leader with a vision thanks to the youth empowerment programme he jumped into three years ago.

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Raise Up helped Chelsey find her niche

Chelsey Harnell found her dream job by pure accident. Now, the 22 year-old has big aspirations for her future and the future of Raise Up.

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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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Leadership camp gives young people a confidence boost

Sixty-five teenagers from YMCA’s youth development programme – Raise Up – converged on Camp Adair in Auckland’s Hunua Ranges in mid-April for three days of leadership and confidence building activities.

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NZ Fashion Weekend slot for young designers

A collection of New Zealand’s youngest designers have an opportunity to present their work alongside industry leaders at NZ Fashion Week on 2 September.

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YMCA Auckland and Waikato network receives child-safe accreditation

The YMCA Auckland and Waikato network has taken a proactive step to reaffirm its commitment to child safety by becoming New Zealand’s first accredited Safeguarding Children organisation through the internationally-renowned Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). 

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Tauranga teen wins Walk the Line at NZ Fashion Weekend

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Beck has taken out top honours in the Walk the Line fashion show at New Zealand Fashion Weekend on September 2. 

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North Shore teens hit world stage at NZ Fashion Weekend

Twenty North Shore teenagers are taking their event management skills to the world stage as they head to NZ Fashion Weekend to manage the annual Walk the Line runway fashion show on 2 September.

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Youth-run music event showcases local bands

Auckland high school bands, musicians and singers are set to showcase their talent in June and July at live music events across the city organised by youth and open to local teenagers.

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Massey Raise Up secures funding for new Youth Hub

Massey’s Raise Up youth group has secured $38k in funding for a new Youth Hub to be located at Massey Leisure Centre managed by YMCA.

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