Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
The latest issue of Speaking for Kids offers an important Budget Basics analysis that details state budget talks for FY2017 with a number of key issues important to children, youth and families still at play. With budget estimates lower than expected, cuts could be made so contact your legislator today. Also, other news you won’t want to miss!
Student Needs Drive Graduation
Many students need more than four years in high school, and that additional time is essential to make progress in graduation rates. Our Issues for Michigan’s Children offers recommendations for getting more young people through school, and recent discussion between students and the Superintendent personally illustrates the issues.
Welcome Briana to our Staff
We are glad to welcome Briana Coleman to intern with us this year. Briana is a second-year MSW student from the University of Michigan studying social and economic policies effecting disadvantaged youth. Briana hopes to expand her advocacy skills while also learning skills to better build and maintain partnerships within the communities where we work.
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.