906AT

Youth Resilience Program

Adventure
Team

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT REIMAGINED

We take a challenging outdoor activity that develops self-confidence, resilience, grit, and community and bring it to youth without the pressure of head-to-head competition—no clocks to race against or finish lines to fight for. We meet kids where they are and help them get better. We focus on skills on and off the bike and emphasize working together. When the goal is to become the best person and team player you can be, there is no finish line.

Life

DEVELOPING BIKE SKILLS.

  • Resilience
  • Adaptability
  • Respect
  • Effort
  • Consistency
  • Grit
  • Doing hard things
  • Growth mindset
  • Self-supported ethos
  • You vs. You 
  • #TRAIN4LIFE
  •  There is no finish line

We don’t worry about who’s fastest or who can go the farthest, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Everyone needs a challenge, especially our youth. We take a more patient approach but still have high expectations.

Awarded as 2023’s “ChangeMaker of the Year” by The League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB), 906AT has been recognized for making an enormous impact on the bicycling community. Ten years into our operation, we’re making a difference. Awards aren’t a destination; they’re a confirmation we’re on course and need to keep pushing.

WHAT IS POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT?

Positive youth development is: 

  • An approach or philosophy that guides communities in organizing services and opportunities so that all young people can develop their full potential.
  • Focus on strength and positive outcomes.
  • Youth voice and engagement.
  • Strategies that involve ALL youth.
  • Community involvement and collaboration.
  • A long-term commitment.

906AT SELF-SUPPORTED ETHOS is part of the Endurance Trilogy and Adventure Team culture.

  • Personal accountability
  • Preparation
  • Ownership of outcomes
  • You are responsible for you

LEADING BY EXAMPLE

“The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example.”

-Albert Schweitzer

Effective leadership requires intention and a commitment to something greater than oneself. We’re dedicated to youth development and meeting kids where they are. Still, if we plan to do it differently, we must create a different kind of leader – the kind more interested in equipping the child to take the challenges of life head-on and overcome them. 

Volunteers must pass a nationwide background check, complete 3-4 hours of online training, or attend the day-and-a-half-long leadership summit and receive ongoing leadership development through weekly newsletters and pre-ride leader meetings. 

How We Impact Our Community

Children who ride a bike 2 times a week are less likely to be overweight
*Dudas & Crocetti, Association of Bicycling and Childhood Overweight Status, Ambulatory Pediatrics November 2008

2018

Extraordinary Organization of the Year – Michigan Fitness Foundation

3,000

Youth reached since 2015

10

Communities working toward being the best version of themselves

75

Number of foundations, corporate partners, and local businesses supporting our efforts

45%

of the 906AT community is female

3

Number of states in which we have youth programs

16,000

Endurance Trilogy participants since 2015

500

Volunteers helping advance the mission

30,000

Support Crew members

50

Adventure Teams by 2028

YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS, MY EXPERIENCE MATTERS, SHARED EXPERIENCES BRING US TOGETHER.

GIVING TUESDAY

Empower Youth

We’re heading into our 10th year and we are ready to kick off the next decade of building youth resilience and empowerment. But we can’t grow without your partnership and financial support.