Traverse City Youth Leadership




At Norte!, we believe young people are to be seen, heard, and valued by their community. We believe in their abilities to take action when they’re given the opportunity, and that their contribution makes both Traverse City and Team Orange stronger. Norte! is committed to not just being youth-centric, but youth-driven too. El Liderato empowers young people to stand up, speak up, get involved and do good in their community.

Our Youth Leadership Council is made up of a small group of awesome young men and women aged 13 – 18 who are dedicated to helping Norte! advocate for a stronger, better connected and more bicycle friendly Traverse City.

El Liderato members commit to a one year term and attend either a 1 hour meeting or a 1 hour volunteer event per month.

Why get involved with El Liderato?

In addition to all the community building awesomeness above and looking real good on future job and college applications, our Youth Leadership Council members and graduates will also have the opportunity to earn money via paid gigs including being a summer camp counselor at The Bike Mas Project and working our many Bike Valet events. We are also exploring a bike mechanic apprenticeship program to teach the skills needed to be employable at bike shops.

Interested? Get involved!