A New Public Forum
For nearly two decades, Michigan’s Children has organized KidSpeak forums across the state to bring the voices of young people before decision-makers to ensure that their perspectives are included in policy conversations. Mina’s latest blog talks about a new public forum — FamilySpeak — that we are launching this year, that’s modeled after the KidSpeak forums but intended to capture the voices of families with young children.
Focusing on Young Children
Michigan’s Children is highlighting four key issues this election season — one being on young children. While our state has made significant strides towards expanding four-year-old preschool, our infants and toddlers continue to lack services they need to begin preschool ready to learn.
2014 Elections: Your Priorities
Michigan’s Children is working to make sure that candidates around the state hear about issues of concern for children, youth and families. We need input on your top priorities this election season. Please take our brief survey to help us better identify issues that candidates in Michigan should be addressing this year. The stakes are high this election year!
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 the most challenged children, youth and families; 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 shouldering other challenging circumstances. 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.