We truly enjoyed the opportunity to learn at the 7th Annual New Mexico Kids Count Conference in Albuquerque on June 26th. Hosted by New Mexico Voices for Children we heard from several prominent community members about the state of New Mexico's children and families. Chief among them was the keynote speaker, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who delivered an impassioned address that we "we must look poverty in the face...it is an evil in our state and we must deliver it a death blow". At present, our leaders are building a path forward to improve the outcomes for children in families in New Mexico and we must come together as a team to realize this vision.