Lemonade Day was launched in Houston, so there's a whole lot of excitement about this amazing enterprise available to our city's youth.
Lemonade Day was created "to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business…a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day is a strategic 14-step process that walks youth from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community."
It has now grown from 2700 children participating in the Houston area to approximately 150,000 children in 36 cities in the US and Canada. Look for it to grow to be and experience for up to 1 million children in cities across the United States.
Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook with resources to teach them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day and every day to be successful, like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. They also learn skills like in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. Particpants keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.
To support the effort you can become a sponsor, participant or visit one of the stands near you. Get involved in Houston and your city. Get social with Lemonade Day on Facebook. Find the Houston area ones on this map.
Lemonade Day in Houston – Sunday, May 4, 2014! Register your Lemonade Stand today!