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griot youth program

The Griot Youth Program is a community of students actively engaged in making their community and world a better place through the arts and community service. We provide excellent teaching in various arts mediums, encouraging academic discipline, and a thriving mentoring program.

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“Griot has transformed me over the past two years. It seems with every year that I attend this program, slowly I am discovering and improving parts of myself.”

“Griot Ensemble is one of our most popularclasses. They play popular music that draws a crowd and even recently performed at a venue in New Orleans”

We help to revitalize downtown Clarksdale by adding art, energy, and beauty

Our mentoring program connects our youth with adults that care about them and can help guide them

We serve in our community and teach our students to do the same with service projects every semester

We create art and inspire the world around us.

Mississippi Arts Commission Cropster Zapier
Mississippi Humanities Council Pipedrive