For the past several years, the Michigan Association for Community and Adult Education (MACAE) and Michigan’s Children have been facilitating opportunities for policy makers to hear directly from adult learners about their challenges and successes. After a successful round of student-led candidate forums last fall, we began the year with local StudentSpeak opportunities in different areas of the state, giving policy makers the ability to interact with local students and local programs. Decision makers are listening to students talk about the tie between more education and skill and better job prospects and how building their own skills has allowed them to better help their own children.

Region 10 StudentSpeak, Troy Athens High School, 2/25/19
Read the press release here.
Read the speakers’ speeches here.
Read a story about the event speakers and listeners here.

Kent ISD StudentSpeak, Kent ISD Adult Education, Wyoming, 3/4/19
Read the press release here.
Read a story about the event speakers and listeners here.

Region 8 StudentSpeak, Kalamazoo Community Education Center, 3/11/19
Read the press release here.
Read a story about the event speakers and listeners here.

Region 9 MichiganWorks! South East StudentSpeak, Commonwealth Commerce Center, Jackson, 3/25/19
Read the press release here.
Read a story about the event speakers and listeners here. (coming soon!)

Coming Up:
Dearborn Adult Education StudentSpeak, Michael Berry Career Center, 4/23/19

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