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.

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Youth, Parent-Led Candidate Forums

We don’t often hear candidates talk about the many issues that matter to children, youth and families. To remedy this, we are conducting a series of nonpartisan forums in different areas of the state led by youth and parents asking the important questions to Michigan candidates.

Learn more about our forum lineup

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.

Read Michele’s latest blog


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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