This is a very cool idea, but at this time has only reached 13 cities in 9 states. http://www.lemonadeday.org/
There's even a blog page http://lemonadeday.wordpress.com/in-the-news/
and a facebook game app http://apps.facebook.com/lemonadeday/
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.