Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
As tough conference committees are on the horizon in Washington, D.C., we’ve written to Members of Congress about keeping their eyes on prioritizing funding for kids, youth and families. Read today’s Speaking for Kids to learn more, connect with new staff blogs from Teri Banas and Alexis Coleman, and read our statement on flavored e-cigarettes.
Shadowers Speak Out
We are honored to continue to work with our 1st Legislative Shadow Day participants as they communicate with the legislators and share their unique insights on what it means to emerge from foster care in Michigan. Read how our Shadowers are still making news through opinion pieces in the Lansing State Journal.
Interns Do It All
We have two new interns at Michigan’s Children, and what would we do without them. They are already proving essential in the work, and we can’t wait to see what they will do next.
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.