The Emergence ProjectSM

“This program has played a major role in my life because it gave me the opportunity to meet new people and it taught me so many things that I need to know as I become a young adult. I am more open to discovering new things and going new places.” – P., age 16, Queens

Little Flower has launched a new, innovative youth development program, The Emergence ProjectSM (TEP). All young adults between the ages of 16 and 21 currently engaged with Little Flower are eligible to join the program.

If you are interested in developing leadership skills and learning to work in a professional setting, this program is for you:

  • Attend weekly in-person or online workshops to learn resume writing, public speaking and interview skills
  • Interact with business professionals and learn how to perform in a professional setting
  • Graduates are considered for a paid internship at businesses throughout New York City

Students will attend weekly in-person or online workshops during the course of a twelve-week semester.  The workshops will take place on Tuesday afternoons between 4:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Workshops will be led by business professionals and will introduce you to the worlds of finance, communications, law and culture and will include resume writing, public speaking and how to interview.

The goal of TEP is for students to develop as leaders and become more confident at navigating foreign, and often uncomfortable environments and situations.

All students who graduate from the program will be considered for placement in a 6-week paid summer internship in a professional location.

To apply, please complete the form below or click here to print the application and return to the TEP Coordinator, Maquesha McKenzie at

The Emergence Project Application
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