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Monthly Archives: September 2021

New poll finds Michigan voters demand investment in kids

by: The Skillman Foundation | Sep. 20th, 2021 Nearly two-thirds of Michiganders say they would support increasing public funding for children and youth to counter inequities and the effects of pandemic-related ills, including disrupted learning and impaired mental health (anxiety, depression, ADHD), according to findings of a new poll commissioned by The Skillman Foundation and Michigan’s Children.  The survey of 800 likely general election voters across every region in the state revealed deep concerns […]

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What Michiganders want: Investments in children

Three children are pictured in black and white with a teal, dark blue, and yellow patterned background. They stand next to a pot filled with coins and a small seedling.

by: The Skillman Foundation | Sep. 20th, 2021 Michiganders expect more investment in children. 62% support Even if it raises their taxes. 58% support Across every region of our state. Top Concerns Kids falling behind in school because of the pandemic Kids living in households that struggle to afford basic needs Exposure to trauma in […]

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Wellness Works Update: Grant Funding Awarded to Youth-Serving Partners

by: Ashlee Schmidt | Sep. 14th, 2021 In June, The Skillman Foundation announced its Wellness Works Initiative, pledging to grant $3 million toward wellness programs and activities for Detroit youth, educators, and youth-service providers. The Initiative is partially supported by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley […]

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Angelique Power: Designers of our own destiny

by: Angelique Power | Sep. 13th, 2021 And so we begin. Fall on the horizon. Leaves bursting into brightness. Sun stretching longingly across the tall buildings and lush backyards of Detroit. A sense of ending and beginning again simultaneously. Possibilities that come amidst change. Curiosity for what might be, palpable in the cooling air. Today […]

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