Help Direct The Flowing River

We all want public programs to work better together so that it is easier for organizations and families to impact change in their lives and communities. Michele Corey, our VP for Programs, heard some of that same sentiment in the Governor’s 5th State of the State address last night and looks forward to helping to iron out the details in 2015.

Read Michele’s blog


Kids Count Data
Book Coming Soon

The 2015 Kids Count Data Book will be released on Thursday, February 19th, and provides county- and other community-level data on the well-being of children in Michigan.  The localized data provides a great opportunity to talk to your elected officials about children, youth and family issues that matter to you and your community.

Ask us for tips on talking to your elected officials about Kids Count

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Get to Know
Your Lawmakers

Our latest Speaking for Kids blog by Communications Consultant Teri Banas highlights the importance of getting to know your elected officials.  She reflects on her experience working in a legislator’s office and the importance of constituent engagement, particularly with Michigan’s new Legislature where one-third of the members are new to state government.

Read Teri’s blog


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 the most challenged children, youth and families; 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 shouldering other challenging circumstances. 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.  We focus on influencing public policies that can reduce disparities in child outcomes such as the academic achievement gap.

Take Action

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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