Michigan’s Children will host a forum for candidates running in the 8th Congressional, 23rd and 24th State Senate, and 68th and 69th State Housedistricts on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 with Lansing area youths from juvenile justice and foster care backgrounds serving as questioners. Participating youth, between the ages of 16 and 20, will represent forum partners -- LCC’s Fostering Stars Program, Ingham Academy/ Ingham County Circuit Court, Peckham, Inc., and Fostering Success Michigan. To prepare, they have been taking notes, researching candidate platforms, and practicing their speeches. None have shared their personal stories on a political stage before. The non-partisan forum is scheduled for 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in Michigan Room 1128, Gannon Building Conference Center, Lansing Community College (LCC). Candidates will be given equal time for each answer.