The Michigan League for Public Policy has released its 2021 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book, which accompanies the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2021 Kids Count Data Book national report. In response to the new data reports, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) shared the following statement from its executive director, Ryan Fewins-Bliss.

“Our efforts to build a college-going culture in Michigan are greatly helped when children receive the support they need to succeed from cradle to campus, including access to quality health care, strong families and communities, economic security, and equitable education opportunities,” said Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN executive director. “The Kids Count in Michigan Data Book is an incredible resource to help find and address equity gaps and improve outcomes for all children, especially for children of color and children from low-income backgrounds. We applaud the work the Michigan League for Public Policy is doing to advocate for better futures for Michigan’s youth. Reaching our Sixty by 30 goal is easier if we work together to make sure students are well supported and ready for the transition to college.”