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R2L NextGen

 

2019 Program Dates: June 23-28 and July 14-19, 2019
Applications Open: October 15, 2018
NEW Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

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!

CHCI will be hosting two classes of R2L NextGen participants in 2019. The two programs will take place June 23-28 and July 14-19, 2019. Currently, we are accepting applications from students in the following areas. Please review the information below to see which week which corresponds to your region.

Atlanta

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Atlanta area students will participate in the program during the week of June 23-28, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnet County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Atlanta, Georgia.

South Florida

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Central Florida will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Orange or Osceola County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Central Florida.

Chicago

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Chicago will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Cook County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Chicago.

Coachella Valley

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Coachella Valley students will participate in the program during the week of June 23-28, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Imperial or Riverside County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Coachella Valley.

Dallas

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Dallas/Fort Worth will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Dallas or Tarrant County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Kansas City

Applications are due on January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm  Eastern Time.

Detroit area students will participate in the program during the week of July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Wayne County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement.

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Detroit

New York

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern  Time.

New York City students will participate in the program during the week of July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island.
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – New York City.

New Jersey

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

North Jersey students will participate in the program during the week of July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – North Jersey.

Phoenix

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Mountain Time.

Arizona students will participate in the program during the week of June 22-28, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Maricopa County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Phoenix, Arizona.

Puerto Rico

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Puerto Rico will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Puerto Rico
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Puerto Rico.

Dallas

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from San Antonio will be selected for the week of July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Bexar County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – San Antonio, Texas.

San Diego

Applications due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

San Diego County students will participate in the program during the week of July 15-20, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in San Diego County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – San Diego, California

San Jose

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from San Jose California will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Santa Clara County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – San Jose, California.

South Florida

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from South Florida will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Broward or Miami-Dade County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – South Florida.

Central Valley

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from Southern California will be selected for either the week of June 23-28, 2019 OR July 14-19, 2019. 

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Los Angeles, Orange , or San Bernardino County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen – Southern California. 

Washington DC

Applications are due January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.

Washington, D.C. metro area students will participate in the program during the week of July 14-19, 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the District of Columbia; Montgomery or Prince George’s county in Maryland; or in Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William county in Virginia.
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit apply.chci.org and complete the application named R2L NextGen Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

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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, team building, educational sightseeing, and fun. Read our FAQs, contact programs@chci.org to learn details about this fun, week-long experience for Latino high school students.

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