STATE OF OPPORTUNITY. Can Kids in Michigan Get Ahead?
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This special reporting project wrapped up in May 2017. Read more.

Outtakes: Who's at stake if Michigan's child poverty rate stays at 1 in 4

State of Opportunity is closing in on its second anniversary. The project officially began in April 2011, with the first stories hitting the air in July of that year. 

Now we're about to cover issues faced by kids as they approach young adulthood. But first we're taking a look back at some of our early stories to figure out what we want to continue to explore and what we've missed. We want your ideas too; scroll down to the end of this post for details.

We've also put together some audio that paints a picture of what's at stake if childhood poverty around the state remains as pervasive as it is today, with one in four Michigan kids living in poverty. Here they are, the voices of the kids and families working to get ahead.