The YMCA has been running programmes for young people over many years and has a very strong history of delivering high quality programmes.
The Raise up n’ Represent (Wanganui & Palmerston North) programme is a youth programme for 13 – 18 year olds that encourages youth to identify needs in the community and enables them to act upon on these needs. The programme specialises in development, leadership and volunteering.
Raise Up n Represent is a youth programme that has been designed to give youth a safe and healthy environment in which to relax, socialise and achieve. The aim is to support youth being physically fit, to encourage personal ownership and leadership, and to foster a sense of pride and respect for themselves, and the communities in which they live. We achieve this by having students self-select into “crews”, and then training those crews to organise service projects of their choosing and design. The outcome is a series of events created for youth, by youth, infused with the core values of the YMCA: caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and enjoyment of life.
If you are interested in these courses or require more information then please call our Wanganui office on (06) 349 0197 or the Palmerston North office on (06) 358 8921.