Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
Michigan’s Children’s Sandbox Party’s first two candidate forums of the 2018 campaign season took place from shore to shore on July 25, at the Zeeland Early Childhood Center and the Children’s Center in Detroit. Read a recap of the event, plus check out some primary resources, new staff blogs, and more in our latest EBulletin.
Work Requirements Won’t Work
When their parents have health care, children are more likely to see the doctor and less likely to live in families with medical debt. Young adults facing trauma, including those with experience in the foster care system, often have needs that prevent them from regularly attending school or securing job training. Medicaid work requirements simply don’t work for children and youth.
Elections Inspire Us
As we continue to create opportunities for direct communication between young people, families, the people who serve them and policymakers during the campaign season, Michele Corey reflects on our first family-led forums of the year and the inspiration that making your voice heard can bring.
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.