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2020 Program Dates: June 14-19 and July 19-24, 2020
Applications Open: October 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST

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-expenses 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 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 2020. The two programs will take place June 14-19 and July 19-24, 2020. 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.

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Atlanta will participate in the program during the week of June 14-19, 2020.

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.

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from California will participate in the program during the week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the state of California
  • 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 – California.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Central Florida will participate in the program during week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020.

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.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Chicago will participate in the program during week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020.

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.

Applications are due on February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm  Eastern Time.

Participants from Detroit will participate in the program during week of July 19-24, 2020.

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

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from the Las Vegas will participate in the program during the week of June 14-19, 2020.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in Clark 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 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/ 8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from Massachusetts will participate in the program during the week of July 19-24, 2020.

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the state of Massachusetts
  • 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 – Massachusetts.

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Pacific Time.

Participants from New Mexico will participate in the program during week of June 14-19, 2020.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in state of New Mexico
  • 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 Mexico

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern  Time.

Participants from New York City will participate in the program during week of July 19-24, 2020.

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.

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from North Jersey will participate in the program during the week of July 19-24, 2020.

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.

Applications due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/8:59 pm Mountain Time.

Participants from Phoenix will participate in the program during the week of June 14-19, 2020.

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.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from Puerto Rico will be selected for the week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020. 

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.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

Participants from South Florida will participate in the program during week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020.

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.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time/10:59 pm Central Time.

Participants from Texas will participate in the program during the week of June 14-19, 2020 OR July 19-24, 2020.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in the state of Texas
  • 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 – Texas.

Applications are due February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.

Participants from the Washington, D.C. metro area will participate in the program during the week of July 19-24, 2020.

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.