Grand Traverse Regional Youth Leadership Council
At Norte, 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.
El Liderato, our youth leadership council, empowers young people to stand up, speak up, get involved and do good in their community.
The council is made up of a small group of awesome young men and women aged 14 – 18 who are dedicated to helping Norte advocate for stronger, better connected and more walk/bike friendly communities in the Grand Traverse region.
El Liderato members commit to a one year term and are eager to learn the ins and outs of advocacy to bring about the needed change for safer streets for all. They attend 2-3 meetings and volunteer a minimum of 10 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
- Assisting with the Grand Traverse Bike Library and Community Bike Shop
Current Liderato members are able to interview for our paid Summer Bike Camp Assistant and Bike Valet Attendant positions.