A Grand Traverse Regional Youth Leadership Council

Youth Leadership Council



We believe young people are to be seen, heard, and valued by their community. We believe in their abilities to take action and contribute to making their neighborhoods safer and healthier places to live. Norte is committed to not just being youth-focused but youth-driven too.

Liderato, our youth leadership council, empowers young people to stand up, speak up, get involved, and do good in their community.

The council brings together a small group of talented young men and women aged 14–18. They are individuals dedicated to helping Norte advance a stronger, better connected, and more walk-and-roll friendly community.

Liderato members commit to a one-year term. They are eager to learn the ins and outs of advocacy to bring about the needed change for safer streets for all. They attend quarterly meetings and volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per year.

Meetings involve planning projects, organizing events, advising staff on programs, and participating in leadership activities.

Volunteering involves:

  • Assisting at outreach events
  • Mentoring the little kids at programs
  • Helping with the Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library and Community Bike Shop

Liderato members can also interview for our paid Summer Bike Camp Assistant Coach and Bike Valet Attendant positions.

Interested in joining Liderato?

Applications are now open for students in Antrim, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Grand Traverse.