Today, we bring you an inspirational story that perfectly embodies Giverb's mission of experiential education and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Meet Hannah Grace, a bright and ambitious 15-year-old CEO of BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs, who turned her youthful passion into a successful enterprise, all while balancing schoolwork and her commitments to gymnastics and cheerleading.
From her early years, Hannah showed a remarkable determination that clearly set her apart. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just 11 months old, she grew from infancy to childhood embodying an unwavering determination and an ability to set her heart and mind to achieve whatever she desired. Her father nurtured this spirit, often telling her she was destined to be a CEO or entrepreneur. Little did he know, she would rise to the challenge sooner than anyone expected.
It was in January of 2016, during a car ride to Lush, a popular bath bomb store, that her father playfully challenged her to make her own bath bombs. Intrigued and excited, Hannah took up the challenge, beginning her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of 11.
With her father's loan for the initial investment, Hannah bought the ingredients, developed a recipe, and created her first bath bombs. A local store in her area found her products promising and agreed to sell them. When they posted about her bath bombs on social media, the response was overwhelmingly positive. This kicked off Hannah’s business venture, which quickly expanded to include an online presence and availability in eight retail outlets across two states.
But Hannah’s mission went beyond creating a profitable business. Inspired by her personal journey with type 1 diabetes, she decided to use her business as a platform to give back. To this day, BeYOUtiful Bath Bombs donates 20% of all net retail sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Beyond Type 1, a non-profit organization co-founded by musician Nick Jonas, also a type 1 diabetic.
Hannah's journey provides a real-world example of what young learners can achieve when they apply their knowledge and creativity beyond the classroom. While maintaining her school schedule and extracurricular activities, she has created a flourishing business, learned how to handle loans and repayments, and managed retail and online sales channels, all under the guidance and support of her father.
The young entrepreneur has also expanded her business to include a line of t-shirts in partnership with an apparel brand, focusing on those with "silent illnesses." These efforts stem from Hannah's deep understanding of self-image issues faced by many, especially those grappling with health conditions.
As we shine the Giverb spotlight on Hannah Grace today, she shares her inspiring advice for other young aspiring entrepreneurs: "Keep going no matter what anyone says. If they doubt you or anything, just keep going and you'll be successful." This mirrors Giverb’s core philosophy: empowering young minds to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.
Stay tuned for our next spotlight feature, and remember – every child has the potential to make a difference in the world. Here at Giverb, we are passionate about providing the tools and experiences to help them realize that potential.