The Secretary of State’s mobile office will be issuing children’s ID cards to Ypsilanti parents at no cost tomorrow.
ID Ypsi is a pilot program from the Secretary of State and Ypsilanti Community Schools that helps parents and guardians apply for an identification card for kids under 18.
Yen Azzaro is a spokesperson for YCS. She says not having a state ID can be a barrier for families to things such as transitioning to a driver’s license and "it can even aid families in something as simple as travel preparation, getting medical attention, gaining government assistance.”
“Doing this early on really sets our families up for a culture of having identification for kids so they can easily transition to things as teens and adults later on in life.”
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