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formerly ‘face your future’


What’s your plan for when you leave school? Have you already left school and are wondering what’s next? L’Oréal for Youth is here to help you figure out the next chapter in your life story!

If you are care-experienced and between 16-18 years old, you are invited to be a part of L’Oréal for Youth 2024.

This year marks 15 years of the camp and there will be some extra celebrations and amazing speakers!

Join us: Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th October 2024







What is L’Oréal for Youth?

Hosted by our corporate partner, L’Oréal New Zealand, and in collaboration with us and VOYCE Whakarongo Mai, L’Oréal for Youth is a two day camp that focuses on positive and inspiring stories from people who have pushed through tough times to go on and be super successful in their personal lives, businesses, and careers. There are fun interactive workshops to help rangatahi identify their dreams and unlock the tools to achieve them.

Each participant receives L’Oréal products and has the chance to win some fantastic prizes! But more importantly, the goal of L’Oréal for Youth is that each young person leaves feeling less alone, more confident in themselves, and inspired to reach their ultimate potential!


This two-day event is open to rangatahi (young people) aged between 16-18 years old, who are in the care of caregivers or agencies who are members of Caring Families Aotearoa, and have NOT attended this event previously.

Please note, becoming a member of Caring Families Aotearoa is completely free, and easy to join too. Fill out the membership form HERE.

If your rangatahi is slightly outside of the 16-18 year old age bracket (i.e. 15 or 19 years old), we encourage you to still put through an application form, as we may be able to accept them in exceptional circumstances.

When and Where is it held?

L’Oréal for Youth is held over two days in Auckland, usually around September/October. In 2024 it will be hosted on 9-10th October.

The event is hosted at Camp Motu Moana Blockhouse Bay, Auckland.

Supervision, Accommodation, & Travel

rangatahi living in auckland

Rangatahi who live in Auckland will go home in the evening on the first day, returning for day two. It is the caregiver or social worker’s responsibility to organise transport for your rangatahi to Camp Motu Moana and home again on both days. Special travel arrangements can be provided on request.

rangatahi living outside of auckland

We ask that rangatahi who live outside of Auckland please be accompanied to the camp by their caregiver or social worker.

Rangatahi from outside of Auckland will spend the first night at Camp Motu Moana, with their caregiver or social worker. Accommodation costs will be covered for the rangatahi & their adult.

Thanks to the generosity of L’Oréal, Air New Zealand, some wonderful private donors and Caring Families Aotearoa, funding is available for a limited number of rangatahi and their adults from outside of Auckland to attend L’Oreal for Youth  This will include the cost of flights and where necessary accommodation and food on Wednesday 9th October.  These funds are available on a first come first served basis.







Face your Future (now L’Oréal for Youth) over the years

Not sure what to expect at L’Oréal for Youth? Check out some of the photos, feedback, and highlights below from previous L’Oréal for Youth (formerly Face your Future) events.

“She had a fantastic time and is already asking if she can go again next time! She has come back full of enthusiasm and confidence.  (Long may it last!)”

“What we didn’t realise – there are plenty of organisations out there in the world that are there to support us when we are in need. It was super amazing and I loved every single moment. Everyone was amazing and I think more kids should have an opportunity to attend this event as it is such an inspirational moment for all young kids.”