IMG_6058FamilySpeak, modeled after Michigan’s Children’s signature KidSpeak® forums, mimics a traditional legislative committee hearing.  Connecting the experiences of families directly with policymakers has provided firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities and has proven to be an effective advocacy strategy.  Their voices have changed the trajectory of policy conversation and have resulted in additional champions for parent-driven solutions in the Legislature, several Departments and other local policymaking bodies.

 

Links to Documents

MACAE FamilySpeak 2015 Forum Handout

FamilySpeak Oct. 28, News Release (final)

A Mother’s Story about Adult Education (6)

April Flores Speech for FamilySpeak