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"For a young, talented collective of writers to come together to learn, create, and perform, telling their stories through poetry, prose, and spoken word pieces that inspire, educate, and liberate."

The Purpose

The purpose of the Young Griot Society (YGS) is to empower young talent in St. Louis by increasing literacy through creative writing in a space that allows for peers to interact and help each other create and grow as writers and performers. YGS aims to instill in youth that creativity and individuality are valued using an innovative curriculum, designed to create a meaningful, 5-year experience that intentionally builds skills, increases exposure, and promotes leadership.

The Values

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