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!

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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.

Submit a youth essay here

Preventing Human Trafficking

In our latest Speaking for Michigan’s Children blog, Michele Corey outlines the child and family supports we need to prevent human trafficking, including increasing support for homeless and runaway youth and strengthening foster care transitions.

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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 is the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career and their families. Our emphasis is on influencing public policies that close equity gaps and ensure that the children and youth who face the most challenges have the supports they need to succeed in school and life. By working to reform public policy, we improve the odds for all children, and support the work of those who provide services that help individual children overcome the odds.

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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.

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