Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids

Conversations are moving in Congress about key family issues of child care and child abuse and neglect prevention. Our latest EBulletin shares opportunities to sign on to letters to our members of Congress. Michigan’s Children and other leaders in afterschool and summer learning are gathering in Lansing on April 16 to build momentum and support for additional investment.

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A Proven Play for Michigan’s Children

Families are stable when they are free from violence, substance abuse and mental health challenges; when they have parenting knowledge and skill as well as access to parenting supports.

Read about supporting parents in the state budget

Read all Playbook recommendations to strengthen families

Share Experiences With Homelessness

Schoolhouse Connection is seeking input on strategies to address inter-generational homelessness. If you know of a promising program, practices, or research related to teen parents, interventions for homeless infants and toddlers, or other two-generation approaches that can inform this work, let them know at the link below, and let us know too!

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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.

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Why Get


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 is the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career and their families. Our emphasis is on influencing public policies that close equity gaps and ensure that the children and youth who face the most challenges have the supports they need to succeed in school and life. By working to reform public policy, we improve the odds for all children, and support the work of those who provide services that help individual children overcome the odds.

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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.

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