Public Policy in the Best Interest
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.
What Do We Know About Babies
People around the state have been sharing what they know about programs and services for families with young children through Michigan’s Prenatal-to-Three Collaborative, led in part by Michigan’s Children. There is still time to share what you know:
Share Your Experience
We need to know what you know about how substance misuse has impacted family stability in your community. You can join others around the state in participating in this year’s Citizen Review Panel on Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (CRPP). Take and share the survey for service providers, families, youth and community leaders impacted by these issues.
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.
Why Get Involved
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.
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.