Grace & Grit was founded by former school counselor, Heather Stark, as a means to inspire young girls to live their dreams. As a young girl, Heather believed she needed to conform to culture’s standards of what and who a girl should be: perfect body, perfect emotions, perfect face. This thought process ultimately left her empty, leading to destructive habits that held far too much control over her life. It wasn’t until she was an adult that she felt empowered enough to embrace her authentic self and charge forward into a life of helping girls.
Knowing that no girl should waste time living a life of doubt, Heather uses the wisdom gained from her own life experiences to help girls find and feel comfortable with their true spirits through Grace & Grit.
As a former educator and school counselor, Heather understands the challenges facing teachers and counselors: not enough time, not enough resources and a growing body of young girls who need to be supported so they may overcome negative pressures and self-doubt. That’s why she developed the Grace & Grit Curriculum and the individual gift boxes.
Today, Grace & Grit’s aim is to enable counselors, parents and group leaders by providing a turnkey tool that helps them reach girls in a fun, engaging and meaningful way. Through the Curriculum and our gift boxes, we help open up a conversation around positive and empowering character traits.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Heather Stark is the founder of Grace & Grit. With a master’s in school counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of North Texas, Heather has dedicated her career to inspiring confidence in girls of all ages. She is trained in crisis management and has won awards and grants during her time serving school districts, including the Girl Scouts 2018 Women of Distinction Discovery Award and the Knights of Columbus Humanitarian Award in 2019.
WHAT IS GRACE & GRIT?+
Grace & Grit is a company that teaches girls essential life skills and confidence through customized lessons. Each lesson is based on a historic female and the single character trait that helped her achieve great things throughout her life. All of the lessons, whether in single box or Curriculum form, are designed to serve as an activity between a girl and trusted female adult by sparking discussion on important topics.
HOW CAN PRODUCTS BE PURCHASED?+
Our boxes can be purchased as a single order billed once, or you can choose a box subscription billed monthly. The Curriculum, designed for counselors, educators and group leaders is available for purchase by emailing us directly to customize an order or submitting your order through the website.
IS THE CONTENT IN EVERY BOX THE SAME?+
Each box and lesson set has a journal with highlights from the figure’s life, lessons related to the character trait and activities to spark healthy conversation. Also included is a letter from Heather, Play-It-Forward cards, an illustration of the figure and unique gifts*. More information about each box can be found within the product descriptions. Visit the products page to see more details. *The various gifts are included with boxes, but not with Curriculum lesson sets.
CAN I BUY A SINGLE ITEM FROM INSIDE THE BOX OR LESSON SET?+
Individual items are not sold separately, so the complete box or lesson set must be purchased. Grace & Grit does offer other standalone gifts on the site, such as the mini tote bag or a variety of canvases.
HOW DOES THE SUBSCRIPTION PROCESS WORK?+
When you place your order for a subscription, we will ship the first box to the address you provide within five business days. The additional boxes will be mailed in the following months after your order, one per month for either 3, 6 or 10 months, depending on the level of your subscription. The boxes shipped are dependent on the date you begin your subscription, so you won’t be able to choose specific boxes. If you prefer to choose specific boxes you’ll need to place a non-subscription order through this page. With this option, you will receive all your boxes in one shipment.
CAN I PAUSE OR CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION?+
Yes, you can pause or cancel at any time. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
CAN I CHANGE THE MAILING ADDRESS DURING THE SUBSCRIPTION?+
Yes. Changing your address during the subscription is easy. Simply log in to your account and change the mailing address. You can access your account by logging in here or emailing us at email@example.com.
CAN I GIVE THIS AS A GIFT?+
Yes, of course! Grace & Grit boxes make a wonderful gift for a girl in your life. Whether you choose a subscription, order select boxes or other gifts from the site, your order will be sent to directly the shipping address you provide at checkout.
WHEN DOES THE BOX SHIP?+
All purchases are shipped within 5 days of placing your order unless you are otherwise notified. If you’ve purchased a subscription, your first box ships within five business days of your order and the other boxes will be mailed on/near the 15th day of the following months. You will receive an email when a package is shipped to you. If you have any questions about the status of your order, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.