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.

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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.

Read about the youth-led sessions

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.

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Why Get


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.

Take Action

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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