At RAS Youth, our vision is for all young people from refugee backgrounds to develop the confidence to be their own person, build relationships based on respect, and contribute to an inclusive society where all individuals are valued.

RAS Youth provides youth development activities, peer support, social support and counselling for young people (aged 13-22-years) from refugee backgrounds. We also organise vibrant social, sporting, and cultural events.

Contact RASNZ Youth


To find out more about RASNZ Youth services, or to refer a refugee background young person in your community, please get in touch through our Instagram and Facebook page or by emailing See our referral form here.

“Because of the challenges my family has faced, I never really got to be a teenager. I went straight from childhood to being an adult…At RASNZ Youth, I get to be a teenager, surrounded by other young people who understand me and who I feel completely comfortable with.”

- Aliya, RASNZ Youth member

Youth team

Sporting Activities

Social and Cultural Events

Youth Empowerment

Youth Engagement Activity

RASNZ Youth offers young people from refugee backgrounds the opportunity to become involved in community-based social and sporting initiatives in order to create a greater sense of belonging. Some of these include…

  • School holiday programmes
  • Youth leadership forums
  • Psychosocial groups
  • Sports teams
  • Community and cultural events
Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment

RASNZ Youth works to empower young people through the provision of dedicated programmes that are both free and culturally-informed.

We also link with schools and universities to support students, parents and educational institutions to ensure young people have the best possible chances of success.

At RASNZ, we provide mental health and well-being services, including advocacy and diversity programs, for Rainbow refugees and asylum seekers.


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