I’ve always lamented that I did not know about Abantey when I was in middle school and high school. I was fortunate enough to hear about the program as a young adult, and even more fortunate to work with Becky Thomas for some years. As an educator, I can easily say that I’ve never seen a program, game, curriculum, or anything that is more effective as a teaching tool than Abantey. The detail, creativity, realism, and elegance of Becky’s learning game is something I wish all schools could implement. Anything I write will not do justice to the amazing educational program Becky created, the lessons she instills in youth, and the positive impact she has had on Bay Area youth for the past 25 years. I can’t wait for my daughter to turn 13 so I can send her off to Abantey and wait for her to come back with stories of challenges, teamwork, and heroism.
Luis R. October 30, 2016