Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
Our latest Speaking for Kids e-bulletin provides a ‘Watch Party’ guide for the Democratic Presidential Debate in Detroit this week with issues impacting children and families from Michigan’s Children Policy Playbook. Take a look at questions you might pose to candidate campaigns, and follow along with us on social media Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
Graduation Wake Up Call
High school graduation rates for young people experiencing foster care in Michigan is troubling at best, and a wake-up call for both our foster care and education systems to do better for these young people for whom we hold so much responsibility.
Youngest Victims of Opioid Use
In a new commentary published by Bridge Magazine and the Lansing State Journal, Michele Corey draws attention to the need to stabilize families suffering from substance use disorders as numbers rise in abuse and neglect cases of children.
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.
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.