"Inspire, Motivate, & Educate Youth"

Learning Through the Arts



Storytelling Institute

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Once upon a time long ago, retired librarian Jean Pouncil-Burton became a storyteller. Parents and teachers brought their children into the library to a story time program. The children listened, laughed, and clapped, and she was hooked!

It was not long before she was invited to tell stories, in schools, churches, community organizations, etc…  Therefore, she set out to learn as much as she could about the art of storytelling.  She took some additional classes, attended workshops, conferences, festivals and one-on-one coaching sessions. In 1998, she discovered others with a common interest in the art, and Griots Storytelling Institute!

The Griots Mission Statement

To promote literacy and encourage a lifelong love of reading and
 to Inspire and Enable youth to realize their full potential through the arts.

Contact Information: Ms. Jean Pouncil-Burton
 P.O. Box 20653 Wichita, Kansas 67208
316-682-1909/ 316-641-4488