Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
Our newest Speaking for Kids bulletin includes another call to action so Michigan doesn’t lose millions in federal child care funds for low-income working families. It also points to resources to prepare you for Election Day, including resources on the Presidential candidates; as well as a reminder to thank Michigan’s U.S. Senators for supporting a bill to strengthen the child welfare system.
Youth Leading the Conversation
We are facilitating a series of youth-led workshops at the National Dropout Prevention Center’s national conference in Detroit next month. Youth from a variety of communities and circumstances will talk with this national audience of educators and others about challenges that they have faced, initiatives that they have helped to create and operate and the critical importance of their voice.
The Michigan We Make
Reflecting on the small number of voters who swayed one particular primary vote over the summer, constituents in Michigan have a lot of power during the elections and beyond. Michigan’s Children urges constituents to take the responsibility that goes with that power to work with elected officials to change our state where it needs changing and stay the course where we need to.
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.