Thanks to a Michigan Fitness Foundation/Michigan Department of Transportation grant, Norte!’s Traverse City-wide Safe Routes To School (SRTS) initiative is expanding to nine schools this year:

  • Central Grade
  • Eastern
  • Traverse Heights
  • Trinity Lutheran
  • West Middle
  • Holy Angels
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Willow Hill
  • TCAPS Montessori

Kids learning to move and be physically active as part of ordinary life—like going to school—and then inspiring their parents, teachers, principals, neighbors, and community to do the same is, in our opinion, a powerful means to sustainable well-living and healthfulness.

While Norte! is committed to empowering and encouraging kids to actively get themselves to school in Traverse City full time, like-minded moms and dads are critical to the success of this process. By getting involved at their school and advocating for active, happy, ready-to-learn kids, parents can empower young people to be guardians of their health, develop lifelong habits to move more and sit less, and be leaders in their community.

Join Traverse City’s Safe Routes To School Program:

The Traverse City SRTS Team is a grassroots initiative dedicated to empowering parents to get involved at their school and in their neighborhood. An informational meeting will be on Monday, August 21, 7–8 p.m. at the Norte! Clubhouse. Those unable to attend the meeting can get involved at

—Press Release provided by Norte!

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