Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids

The latest Speaking for Kids e-bulletin makes an appeal for voter participate in Tuesday’s statewide election.  Proposal 1 on the ballot would raise the state sales tax by one cent, and make critical new investments in Michigan’s roads, schools and municipalities while protecting hard-working families. Please read and share the bulletin with your networks.

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3rd Grade Reading & the Budget

Michigan’s Children with key partners like the Michigan League for Public Policy, Council for a Strong America – Michigan, and local United Ways and Intermediate School Districts; have continued to promote the importance of funding evidence-based programs to improve 3rd grade reading scores including early education, expanded learning, and family literacy.

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Michigan’s Children
In the News

Michigan’s Children has garnered a lot of media attention lately.  First, with several of our state and local partners, our holistic recommendations to improve third grade reading scores has been widely covered.  And we recently had an op-ed with the Children’s Trust Fund on Child Abuse Prevention Month and actions readers can take on this important topic.

Visit “Michigan’s Children In the News” for more of our news coverage


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.

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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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