Rise issue 19

Rise - Issue 19 - June 2012

Welcome to issue 19 of Rise. The theme is unlocking potential.

Cover stories

Changing the world, one story at a time

Meet Guy Ryan, a young filmmaker and social innovator on a mission to unlock the power and potential of young people in their communities.


The young parent project

Young mothers are reaching out to other teen parents in Levin – unlocking their potential as leaders, achievers in the community and good parents.


Another chance at life

Mana Recovery is all about making sure everything gets its chance to be useful – from scrap metal to people.


Young voices

Children and young people speak up about what kids need to thrive.


Feature stories

Watch this space

After a childhood in state care, 19-year-old Zak Quor is working towards his dream of inventing cutting edge robotic technology.

Unlocking the future

Child, Youth and Family has joined forces with a Palmerston North community to help girls who are falling through the gaps.

A second chance at learning

Sometimes you need to sort out your life before you can learn. That’s what the YMCA’s Education Pathways programme does with unemployed young people who have dropped out of school.

Spotlight on Auckland

When it comes to getting young people into work, good connections with employers are vital for Auckland’s labour market team, plus meet a work broker who never gives up on her clients.

Spotlight on Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast

It’s all about getting communities and local businesses to say yes to employing young people, plus a youth-focused employer with a way of spotting the best in young people.


Plus our regular columns

  • Photo essay – The Young Parent Project
  • Regional round-up
  • Tips and links