Grace Hill

Grace is starting a not-for-profit in South Sudan to build a shelter/school for people with barriers to attending school. She also supports initiatives in South Sudan through Stand4Education.

Grace Hill is a 13-year old individual who identifies as a girl and lives in Ottawa, Ontario. She loves books and movies, physical activity, and being in nature. She has two little sisters who she plays Playmobil with and a mom and dad who she loves.

She is also a pioneer student at Blue Sky School, a not-for-profit independent school that just opened this year. It’s the right fit for Grace because it challenges her to change the world. In fact, Blue Sky School nurtures all learners to become the next generation of change makers. Grace didn’t want to wait to grow up to change the world.

When Grace first learned that not all families were like hers and recognized her privilege, she started looking outside her own life. When she read or saw something about people being treated unfairly, she became overwhelmed with emotion and would often cry. She has a very developed sense of empathy and purpose. When she learns about a social justice issue, she is driven to learn more and make a change.

While volunteering at the Future of Good conference in Ottawa, Grace made lots of new friends. She was fortunate enough to meet three amazing women who have been selected by Nobel Peace Prize winners as leaders in women’s rights globally. One of these women is named Atong and she lives in South Sudan. She spoke about her life experiences. Grace was particularly moved by the fact that Atong had been forced into child marriage, and at a very young age, is the mother of several children. A new passion was ignited for Grace. She knew she needed to do something.

Grace is now starting a not-for-profit in South Sudan to build a shelter/school for people with barriers to attending school. She also supports initiatives in South Sudan through Stand4Education.