Through the 2014 Election season, Michigan’s Children worked through our Sandbox Party to listen to what candidates were saying and tried to engage more informed voters. However, we didn’t often hear candidates talk about many issues that matter to children, youth and families. To remedy this, we partnered with Michigan Radio’s powerful State of Opportunity project to conduct a series of forums in different areas of the state led by young people asking the important questions to candidates for Michigan Legislative districts. Post-election, we continue to work with our organizational partners to provide information and opportunities to continue to connect with elected officials in their communities. The forums were so successful in engaging candidates and young people that we will be expanding the reach of our forums in the next election year. Read more about the 2014 forums:

Grand Rapids
Mt. Clemens

Read Michele’s blogs about the forums from 9/29/14 and 11/3/14