Do you have a teenager who could benefit from a two day inspirational workshop – focused on future opportunities?
Read on to find out about Face Your Future – an innovative programme hosted by our friends at L’Oreal NZ in association with Fostering Kids NZ.
What is Face Your Future?
Face Your Future 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.
When and where is it held?
Each year the programme is held for two days in late April. 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.
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 apply?
Nominations open each year in about December. We will send an email to all our members closer to the time advising them of the nomination schedule.
If you’d like to know more – email Jennifer Kinsella, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Jennifer on 0800 693 323 or 027 501 0330