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GROWING GRIOTS LITERACY LEARNING PROGRAM

“It’s All About The Children” 

The “Growing Griots” are the youth component of the Griot Circle of Maryland.

The Griots Circle of Maryland is the local affiliate of the National Association of

Black Story Tellers (NABS).

The Growing Griots Literacy Learning Program is our “In House” family literacy

program designed to upgrade skills in reading, writing, listening, public speaking,

critical thinking, and the ability to follow directions.

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PROGRAM CIRICULUM

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First Person
Oral History Presentation

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  • Student portraying Mother Mary Carter Smith (Pictured)

  • Cultural and Special Event Performances

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“It’s All About The Children” 

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  • Our network is comprised of amazing individuals dedicated to empowering young minds through storytelling.

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Cultural Enrichment
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  • African American Timeline

  • Genealogy

  • Music Education

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Growing Griots

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  • Our students follow the African Oral tradition of storytelling through music, movement, instrumentation and audience participation.

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Primary Objectives are to upgrade skills in reading, writing, listening, public speaking, critical thinking, and the ability to follow directions.
 

CO-DIRECTORS: 

  • Baba Bunjo Butler 

  • Mama Deborah Pierce-Fakunle 

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