Improve Your Advocacy
Sometimes programs that are supposed to help people don't.
Sometimes there isn't enough to go around and everyone who needs a service can't access it.
Sometimes the greatest voice missing from a discussion is yours.
Typically, the people making the decisions aren't the ones using the programs and services. They don't have the same experiences. But they can't change programs and policies impacting our children and our communities to best reflect reality without your input.
Advocacy is not difficult, nor should it be intimidating. You advocate every day for something by influencing someone - your child, a parent, neighbor, teacher, sales clerk, boss, co-worker, spouse and many others. That is advocacy.
We can help you hone your voice and give you the tools you need to become more efficient and effective advocates for children and families. In addition to working directly with legislators and other policymakers to influence public policy, Michigan’s Children works directly with organizations, community leaders, parents and youths to help them advocate on their own behalf.
Our main advocacy tools include:
Michigan's Children staff is available with data and other technical support to help local groups and individuals amplify their advocacy efforts; draw attention to important issues, as well as successful programs and initiatives; and to help frame policy and other advocacy work.
For more information, contact Interim President & CEO Michele Corey.