Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. With Lansing back in session, we need you to talk with your state elected officials about how preventing abuse and neglect reduces substance use and improves third grade reading scores. Our latest EBulletin also calls for stories from individuals who are Medicaid-eligible and unemployed and more!
Listening to #MIKids on Guns
We’re calling for blog submissions from young Michiganders ages 14-22 to make their voice to heard on the issue of gun violence. Please share this opportunity with children in your life. Diversity of experience is valued. Exemplary submissions will be published with author permission and compensated.
We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of children, youth and families with the most challenges; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.
Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
Who We Are
Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.