"25x25: GET TO KNOW THE CITY'S NEXT GENERATION OF ALL-STARS"
For Grace Connor, 16 was sweet indeed. The Milton Academy student spent that milestone year founding little g ice cream co., a line of small-batch ice cream packed with homemade baked goods like brownies and cookies. The young entrepreneur—who also plays the viola, the harp and varsity squash—started out running a bakery out of her home as a preteen, making treats for friends and family and even catering weddings. But she wanted a business with more flexibility, since baked goods have a short shelf life—until they’re packed in ice cream. So she went for it. “I was confident in the quality and creativity of my creations, and I had confidence that others would love them too.” That confidence was well-founded: She now operates her business out of Dorchester’s CommonWealth Kitchen, and Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, Siena Farms and Brookline Grown have all scooped up her product. But Connor has even bigger plans. “I want little g to be a household name, the next Ben & Jerry’s,” the 17-year-old says. “I want little g ice cream to be on the shelves of grocery stores all across America.”