Griots

The

Storytelling Institute

"Inspire, Motivate, & Educate Youth"

Learning Through the Arts

Sponsorship 2017

  • Ms. Margaret Bell
  • Mr. Vernal & Ms. Jean Burton
  • Ms. Frankie Conley
  • Ms. Emile McGill

More to Come...

Sponsorship 2016

  • Ms. Margaret Bell
  • Mr. Vernal & Ms. Jean Burton
  • Mr. Rick & Ms. Susan Conklin
  • Ms. Frankie Conley
  • Ms. Barbara Graves
  • Ms. Audrey Graves
  • Ms. Jeanette Hammond
  • Pastor Titus & Ms. Avalene James
  • Ms. Michelle Lott
  • Ms. Jackie Lugrand
  • Mr. Jerald McCray
  • Ms. Melody McCray-Miller
  • Ms. Emile McGill
  • Ms. Kathy Neely
  • Ms. Mable Olivier
  • Ms. Lori Shirley
  • Rev. Walter & Betty Walker
  • Ms. Karen Ware
  • Ms. Betty Washington

Sponsorship 2015

  • Mr. Vernal &Ms. Jean Burton
  • Ms. Jeanette Hammond
  • Rev. Titus & Ms. Avalene James
  • Ms. Kathy Neely
  • Ms. Mabel Olivier
  • Ms. Lori Shirley
  • Rev. Walter & Ms. Betty Walker
  • Ms. Karen Ware

The Griots Storytelling Institute Mission Statement

The Griots Storytelling Institute is a group of storytellers committed to keeping the oral tradition of the ancient art form of storytelling alive. The goal is to teach literacy, while inspiring and enabling all youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

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