Newest Issue of ‘Speaking for Kids’
The latest ‘Speaking for Kids’ e-bulletin explores in Capitol Corner legislative discussions about child care, adult education and truancy during budget hearings. Also, we detail our own advocacy efforts to build support for children’s issues with several organizations across the state.
The Governor’s FY2016 Budget
Governor Snyder’s fiscal year 2016 budget includes some funding recommendations that will reduce the academic achievement gap, including a focus on improving third grade reading, increasing supports for at-risk students, and steps to improve college and career readiness.
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.