Telling Tales 2024

Telling Tales 2024

On May 10th, 2024 we gathered for our annual event, Telling Tales Out of School, at Huron High School in Ann Arbor. The fundraiser is a space where people can come together to celebrate the art and craft of storytelling, while supporting the Student Advocacy Center...
Know the Facts: School Discipline in Michigan

Know the Facts: School Discipline in Michigan

Zero Tolerance is illegal in Michigan, but our expulsion rates are worse than those before Zero Tolerance was overturned. Last year, 1,396 Michigan students were expelled — 49 more than in the 2014-2015 school year. In this fact sheet, you will find...
We Couldn’t Do This Without You!

We Couldn’t Do This Without You!

This past year was historic for us, and we are so thankful for YOUR support along the way. Thanks to you, we served more students than we ever have. We hope you will take a moment to check out our annual gratitude report. You will find stories of students graduating...
Story-Power Policy Briefing on Virtual Schools

Story-Power Policy Briefing on Virtual Schools

“When “Monique’s” grandson was forced into a virtual school, she had no idea how he would finish 5th grade. She felt lost and unsure what to do. Unfortunately, these kinds of stories have become far too common. The COVID-19 Pandemic made virtual learning...

Now is the time for change

May is National Foster Care Month — and a time to reflect on changes that our state needs to make. Students who experience foster care deserve a robust public education and support to graduate, don’t you agree? In Michigan, though, we see these students being left...