Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids

Lansing has moved to Mackinac Island for a few days, but lawmakers are still hammering out budget deals. They’re nearing a compromise on their school safety plans, and are beginning to move ahead on other initiatives that will impact children, youth, and families. Read the latest in our latest EBulletin.

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Listening to #MIKids on Guns and Safety

Since student walkouts and protests after the Parkland shooting swept Michigan, proposals have emerged to improve school safety. We want to hear what high school students think about these different ideas. We’re calling for blog submissions from Michigan high schoolers to share their voice about how to address school safety and gun violence. Please share this opportunity with high schoolers in your life.

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Celebrating Foster Care Month

Ten years into the court settlement, Michigan child welfare must re-prioritize preventing trauma, keeping families together, and fully supporting children and youth in foster care. Michele Corey spoke at MSU IPPSR’s Foster Care Policy Forum on how the state can move forward.

Watch Michele Corey’s presentation

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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.

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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.

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