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R2L NextGen

Your Next Adventure? R2L® NextGen

Have you ever dreamed of visiting our nation’s capital and learning about how our government works? CHCI has an all-expense paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. Participate in R2L® NextGen and make this a summer to remember!

Realize Your Voice Matters

As young Latinos, you may think your voice isn’t important or can’t be heard, especially if you live far away from Washington, D.C. We challenge this belief during CHCI’s R2L® NextGen program. You will talk to Latino leaders who value your ideas and opinions and will motivate you to get involved in your community to make sure your important voice is heard.

Spark Your Passion for Civic Engagement

Through the various interactive learning opportunities, you will better understand some of the top issues that face the Latino community. You will learn how you can be leaders of change in your community. You will also be inspired by the success stories of the speakers you will meet—including many CHCI Alumni—who have dedicated their lives to creating a better world for us all.

Explore Our Nation’s Capital

Like our culture, our country has a rich history. During your stay, you will participate in study visits at historic sites, embassies, and museums, including the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, and Capitol Hill, to expand your knowledge in these areas.

Meet Other Emerging Latino Leaders

During R2L® NextGen, you will be joined by Latino high school students from across the country. By spending a week together, you’ll make a lot of great new friends. Plus, you’ll meet successful Latino leaders, CHCI Alumni and staff, some of whom may be references for college applications and future jobs!


Currently, we are accepting applications from students in the following areas:

Students visit the Martin Luther King memorial in Washington, D.C.

Start Preparing for College

Applying for R2L® NextGen is great practice for your future college applications! We ask for much of the same information you will need to begin applying to schools—basic personal information, three short essays, a copy of your high school transcript, a personal recommendation, and a résumé.


Join Us in Washington, D.C.

Don’t miss this incredible experience! It’s the perfect blend of classroom learning, teambuilding, educational sightseeing, and fun. Read our FAQs, sign up for one of our informational webinars, like us on Facebook or contact ProgramsR2L@chci.org to learn details about this fun, week-long experience for Latino high school students.