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At 12-years-old her headbands helped educate 45 African Girls.



by Courtney Connley

At just 12-years-old, Mary Grace Henry became determined to make a lasting impact in the life of an underprivileged girl. Starting out with a sewing machine and the drive to teach herself how to sow.

Henry began sowing reversible headbands that she sold at her school’s bookstore with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards her goal of providing an education to girls in extreme poverty.

Today, at just 17-years-old, this Harrison, New York native is the founder of her hair accessory charity business, Reverse the Course, which has sent a total of 45 girls to school in Kenya, Uganda, Paraguay and Haiti.

“Educating a girl can change the course of her life, change the course of a community…and a country,” the teen entrepreneur says on her company’s website.  Click to read More


One comment on “At 12-years-old her headbands helped educate 45 African Girls.

  1. multiculturalcookingnetwork
    November 23, 2014

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