Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids

The state budget process has been anything but typical. A new Capitol Corner video tries to explain where we are and where we are going, and a new Budget Basics outlines the status of our priorities. Read today’s Speaking for Kids to learn more. You can also connect with new leadership and opportunities for afterschool and summer learning investment.

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Shadowers Speak Out

We are honored to continue to work with our 1st Legislative Shadow Day participants as they communicate with the legislators and share their unique insights on what it means to emerge from foster care in Michigan. Read how our Shadowers are still making news through opinion pieces in the Lansing State Journal.

Brina Williams

Halley Miller

 Interns Do It All

We have two new interns at Michigan’s Children, and what would we do without them. They are already proving essential in the work, and we can’t wait to see what they will do next.

Meet Alexis Coleman

Meet Zainab Jafar




In our pledge to make it as easy as possible for people like you – parents, family members, neighbors, teachers, health care and other service providers, business and faith leaders – to raise their voices with elected officials through this legislative session, summer work is upon us.

TAKE ACTION on you PLEDGE to Make Kids and Families a Priority in 2019 TODAY!

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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