New York Applicants

CHCI's R2L NextGen Program is an exciting opportunity available to students from select geographic areas where Ready to Lead (R2L) events have been held. This page can provide you more information for New York students interested in applying for the program.

I live in New York. How do I know if I'm eligible?
In order to be eligible to apply, students must reside in one of the five boroughs of New York City: 

  • The Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Staten Island

While attendance at a previous New York Ready to Lead event is not required in order to apply, attendance at Ready to Lead will be considered during the selection process. For more information about Ready to Lead, click here.

2013 R2L NextGen participants at the WWII Memorial. 

In addition to meeting one of the geographic requirements, students must:

  • Be a current 9th, 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 and complete the application named "R2L NextGen- New York Applicants." Deadline Extended - Applications must be complete by Friday, April 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. 

Do you have additional questions? Contact Evelyn Garcia Morales, Manager of Educational Enrichment Programs at