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Beverly Prescott was born in Gatún, Canal Zone in 1944 to parents of Barbadian origin. After finishing her education in 1972, she had hopes of moving to the United States, but ultimately returned to Panama, where she lives today and works as a teacher. Beverly’s most passionate interest is her country’s youth, who she feels has lost its way in many ways. The language, music, and cultural values of young Panamanians and Afro-Antillanos are all in need of change; however, this is not the fault of parents alone—the community as a whole must come back together and return to the solidarity that made it such a strong force when she was a child. Parents and adults need to be concerned about their own children, but also about all children in the community. Otherwise, there is little hope for the current generation.