Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute CHCI 2021 R2L NextGen Program

Frederick Groves

My name is Tim Hernández, and I am the Associate Manager of the High School Leadership Program for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. I am emailing you today because we are announcing that the application for our 2021 R2L NextGen Program taking place this summer in Washington, D.C. is NOW OPEN for Latinx sophomore and junior students!

Please see the email below with information about our program, including a link for the application, and should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me! Thank you for the unparalleled work for our Latinx youth across the country, and hope to hear from you all soon!


We need the knowledge and drive of passionate young leaders!


The next generation of Latino leaders are already in our schools. R2L NextGen, CHCI’s national Latino youth leadership program held in Washington DC, is now open to all high school sophomores and juniors in the continental US and Puerto Rico.
CHCI’s R2L® NextGen program is now accepting applications!



February 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

R2L® NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for current high school sophomores and juniors. Through the program, CHCI brings groups of Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet Latino leaders across industries, visit historic monuments, and develop a deeper understanding of how they can create positive change in their communities.
CHCI is excited to announce that we will host three classes of R2L® NextGen participants in 2021! The in-person programs will take place June 13-18, June 27-July 2, and July 18-23, 2021*
R2L® NextGen is now open to any high school sophomore or junior in the country. For the first time, CHCI is accepting applications from high school sophomores and juniors in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
NOTE: The program is completely FREE of charge to all student participants – including travel to and from DC.
*Pending confirmation of congressional calendar and COVID-19 safety guidelines

This program is completely free of charge to students. Travel, lodging, meals, and activities will be covered through the support of State Farm®, Founding Sponsor of the R2L® NextGen Program, Bristol Myers Squibb, the U.S. Air Force, other national and regional partners, and CHCI. 

Founding Sponsor of R2L NextGen