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Lemonade Day - Sunday, May 2, 2010

submitted on April 29, 2010 by HouTex in "Member's Lounge"
This is a very cool idea, but at this time has only reached 13 cities in 9 states.
There's even a blog page
and a facebook game app
We have the event here, and I wish it could be held in more communities.

Just look at the creativity of these kids!

(And that's former Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell in the photo!)

Lemonade Day is a nation-wide event that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful in the future. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Lemonade day is the perfect opportunity for a community to show kids they care and train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free, fun, engaging activity. Contests are held for
* Best Tasting Lemonade
* Best Stand
* Most Successful Business

Youth of all ages from pre-K through grade 12 can sign up in the spring to participate with adult supervision. They're given an entrepreneur workbook containing 14 lesson plans, to help the child reach their goals. Companies become sponsors and their employees and schools get involved, too.

The young entrepreneurs keep everything they earn. In the spirit of a true business, they are encouraged to open a savings account, pay back investors and make a further investment in their community by donating a portion of their profits to a charity of their choice.

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    Posted by YanBz on April 30, 2010
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    Unbelievable! There is a day for anything! Smile
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on April 30, 2010
      [reply] 4 0
      Yep, every day is a different National <insert any subject> Day, just look at the greeting card calendars like - next week is "Get Happy" week and "Hug Holiday" week!

      This Lemonade Day project is on a very small scale like the worldwide Junior Achievement program ( ) to help students prepare for the future - a future that ensures their potential is not only met, but exceeded. In addition to showing students the power of believing in themselves, and teaching the crucial skills of work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy, a cornerstone of JA programs is the importance of fair and honest competition.

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