Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
The House and Senate have passed their versions of the state budget. But with revenue and spending decisions still in play over roads and schools, it’s unclear how long negotiations will continue this summer. We’ve updated six of our Budget Basics reports to inform you about decisions being made that impact our kids and families.
A Proven Play for Michigan’s Children
During Foster Care Awareness Month, and throughout the year, work for policy change that leads to more successful transitions as youth involved in the foster care system are moving to adulthood.
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.
We are pledging 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, and we need you to join 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.