about us

A group of former South Auckland kids and those with ties to the community has set up The Rising Foundation to assist at-risk-youth to develop to their full potential.

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  • The Rising Foundation runs a break through programme to support adolescents in challenging personal circumstances to Rise Up and to build positive lives.
  • It supports, guides and challenges them to discover the satisfaction that is gained from contributing to their communities and achieving personal goals.
  • The programme has been designed by a social worker and has been successfully tested in South Auckland.
  • And while it begins in schools, post schooling work continues to provide employment opportunities for our graduates.
  • It monitors separate pathways leading to tertiary studies or employment opportunities for our graduates.


As a young boy I was troubled mentally with issues and problems that I never knew how to let go, until I was literally taken into a family – The Rising – who is now my other family.  It was here I was given knowledge to be a great son, brother and one day, a father.” (Year 11 Boy)