Reverse the Course on Path to Educate 100 Girls in Africa
Teen social entrepreneur Mary Grace Henry, founder of Reverse the Course, had a vision in 2013 to educate 100 girls in Africa. Mary Grace designs and produces unique hair accessories, such as reversible headbands. Impressively, Mary Grace began her journey as a girl entrepreneur at the age of 12. As of 2017, Reverse the Course has reached the goal of giving 100 girls an education. Now, Mary Grace has an additional goal. She plans to develop entrepreneurial programming for the girls she has provided an education. Unfortunately, it is difficult for the girls to get jobs even with a high school education. Because of this, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skill sets will be valuable tools.
Additionally, Mary Grace has college girls as interns on summer break. This is a great way to expand on ideas to develop products for a new market. In fact, be sure to contact Mary Grace about the Trunk Show in a Box program if you are in a sorority. There are specialized designs for each sorority.
Finally, one more bit of news about Mary Grace. She was the Girl Rising Ambassador for the Second Annual International Day of the Girl. As the Ambassador, she represented Girl Rising at the “Erasing Barriers for Girl’s Education” Forum. This forum was sponsored by UNICEF. Additionally, the event was held on October 11, 2013. This is official date of the International Day of the Girl. You can learn more about Mary Grace, Reverse the Course products, and how to order on the Reverse the Course website.