The Sumner Institute

The EpicCenter Stories mission is to promote the arts, enhance creative and critical thinking, and improve literacy. The program uses connected personal stories to develop community epics. An epic is a long narrative that tells the story of a group’s past, present, and future. EpicCenter Stories links the epic development process to learning the subjects covered by the core curriculum—language arts, math, science, social science, and the visual and performing arts.

The Summer Institute provides customized economic and social mentoring fellowships for young adult men. The mission is to maximize their educational progress and increase financial and social stability.

As part of our mission to educate and create job opportunities, the Summer Institute establishes and manages joint and co-owned businesses with its Fellows.

WaddyWorks is one  example.

For more information, please see Sumner Institute website