Face Your Future an innovative programme hosted by our friends at L’Oreal NZ in association with Fostering Kids NZ. It is a FREE two day event packed with motivational speakers and hands-on workshops to get young people thinking about what is next in their lives.
Each year speakers share personal stories of how they have overcome hardship to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Workshops focus on career pathways, interview strategies, communication skills and personal presentation tips.
Who is Face Your Future for?
Face Your Future is open to teenagers, aged 16 – 18, in the care of caregivers or agencies that are members of Fostering Kids NZ.
It is designed for young people who will benefit from inspirational speakers and tutorials covering skills to succeed in the workplace and/or tertiary study.
It’s important to note, Face Your Future is not only for young people with an interest in the extraordinary work of L’Oreal NZ (although it is perfect for anyone who is!). Every year the team at L’Oreal NZ go to great lengths to ensure that the programme caters to young people with a wide range of interests and career ambitions.
To hear Ashley’s story of how Face Your Future inspired her, watch her interview on The Cafe – click here.
When and where is it held?
Each year the programme is held for two days during May school holidays. Participants are hosted by L’Oreal NZ at the L’Oreal Academy in Auckland’s CBD, their headquarters in Ellerslie and their distribution centre in Otahuhu.
What if I’m outside Auckland?
L’Oreal and Fostering Kids NZ pay for successful applicants’ airfares, accommodation and meals in Auckland. Fostering Kids NZ staff members will provide support for the two days and entertainment activities on the Thursday night. The youth need to be able to travel on their own to Auckland and take responsibility for themselves.
Spaces are limited to 15 youth from outside Auckland. If you have a child in your care that would like to attend Face Your Future 2019 please contact email@example.com and register their interest.
What happens at Face Your Future?
The team at Face Your Future puts an extraordinary amount of thought and time into creating a unique event for care-experienced young people.
Sessions are designed to be fun, engaging and thought-provoking.
Lunch is provided on both days, and it is free to attend.
Each participant receives generous L’Oreal gifts and has the chance to win some fantastic prizes. But more importantly, it’s our hope each young person leaves inspired and confident that it is possible to “reach for the stars.”
How do I register?
Registrations for 2019 are not yet open, they will open in November 2018. If you have a youth that you think would like to attend please register their interest by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure you the registation form is sent to you closer to the time.
If you’d like to know more – email Jennifer Kinsella, email@example.com. You can also call Jennifer on 0800 693 323 or 027 501 0330