Mission and intro letter

Our Mission: The Anna, Age Eight Institute initiative provides the foundation for strengthening the capacity of every county in the state to ensure trauma-free childhoods, healthy families, successful students, productive employees, resourced communities and thriving local economies.

The Anna, Age Eight Institute is a groundbreaking organization founded to ensure trauma-free and thriving children in each county across New Mexico.

We’re replacing childhood trauma and social adversity with safety and opportunity. Together, we’re making New Mexico the best place to be a family. Please explore our website’s sections below to see how we can work together. As you read our articles, you’ll see how we connect-the-dots between health, safety, education, culture and our economy.

With gratitude,