LANSING, Mich., Sept. 22, 2021 — The Michigan House of Representatives passed a budget that includes historic investments in health care, childcare and infrastructure. It also provides $150,000 for Development Centers, Inc., $250,000 for the Detroit Children’s Center, and $300,000 for Detroit Horse Power. State Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit) issued the following statement in support of the budget’s passage:

“There is a tribe in Africa called Masai whose traditional greeting to each other is “And how are the children?” They do not ask each other, “How are you?” or “How’s your day?” but rather they ask about the next generation. I am proud that this year’s budget has addressed this question with unprecedented investments in our young people, from child care to enhanced funding to nonprofits that are committed to enriching the lives of Detroit’s youth. 

The path to a healthy, meaningful life is most impacted when kids are young. It’s vital that we surround our youth with strong, positive and caring support systems from a young age. Development Centers, Inc., the Detroit Children’s Center and Detroit Horse Power do just that.”