For Immediate Release
April 13, 2015
Contact: Stacey Range Messina
LANSING – The Detroit-based Skillman Foundation has awarded $85,000 to the Michigan League for Public Policy for the 2015 activities of the Kids Count in Michigan project.
Kids Count in Michigan compiles an annual review of a core set of measures of children and youth in Michigan, 82 counties and the city of Detroit. Those measures are in four categories: health, economic security, education, and family and community. In addition to the Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, the project provides an annual report on maternal and infant health and conducts a public education campaign to improve the status of children. The League partners with Michigan’s Children to disseminate the information in order to improve policies and programs for children.