The We Cancerve Movement, Inc.
Bringing swift solutions to children in sad situations because happiness shouldn't have to wait!
Age: 18 Grade: Senior Unweighted GPA: 3.6 Weighted GPA: 4.2
School: Global Studies International Baccalaureate Diploma Program & Academy of Finance, Edgewood High School, Maryland c/o 2023
Key Course Work: AP Government, AP World History, College Sociology, IB HL and SL courses
Educational Goals: Political Science with a minor in sociology; Law School
School Honors: Principal’s Honor Roll; Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award; Member, National Honor Society, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, French Honor Society
Honors & Awards
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Grace is the founder and chairwoman of her all-youth board of advisors of the We Cancerve Movement, Inc., a nonprofit organization she founded a decade ago to bring happiness to homeless, sick and foster youth. Her nonprofit’s efforts have reached more than 26,000 children to date. The free summer enrichment camp she created at age 10 has been offered at three homeless shelters and a foster care group home. She transitioned her camp online in June 2020, and secured a formal partnership with Harford County Public Schools to offer her camp experience in Title I summer school programs through 2027. In 2016, she opened La Magnifique Boutique at a foster care group home for teen girls, and in 2021 created a “dress-on-demand” service to outfit homeless teens for prom, homecoming and graduation. She opened three children’s libraries in 2019, and thanks to funding from the Youth to the Front Foundation opened three community little libraries in 2021. For the 2022-23 academic year, she addressed food insecurity of more than 70 unaccompanied and unsheltered minors by providing monthly food bags to school-based homeless liaisons, and helped launch a laundry program for families living in motels and the woods. She also opened the “Threads of Hope” Closet at a community school.
Her leadership has netted more than $150,000 in national and global prizes for her nonprofit, and she’s raised more than three times as much in in-kind and cash donations. She’s led initiatives that have raised more than $26,000 for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, which she created in 2016. She’s a member of the Board of Directors for Music United and an inaugural member of the Give Kids the World Youth Council. She’s featured in children’s, youth, adult’s and educational books, and is a highly sought-after motivational speaker.
High School Interests & Activities
Marching & Pep Band; All-County Band & Orchestra
Officer, Black Student Alliance
Senior Class President
Co-Captain, Mock Trial
French Honor Society
Thought Leadership & Board Appointments
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