Newest Issue of Speaking for Kids
The latest Speaking for Kids e-bulletin provides overviews of the state budget plans as they impact young children and youth. We also provide an overview of the May 5th Proposal 1 road funding ballot referendum and what it means for children, families, schools and communities. Plus, see the latest news coverage of our 3rd grade reading recommendations.
3rd Grade Reading & the Budget
Michigan’s Children with key state and local partners 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.
Strengthen Your Advocacy Voice
The budget season is a time when many folks are talking to their elected officials about the issues that they care about how they hope the state budget will reflect those priorities. Learn key strategies for effective policy advocacy including tips on framing your message to ensure that your top priorities are being heard by policymakers.
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 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.