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National Lemonade Day officially kicks off in Houston (and other cities) on Friday, May 5, 2013.

About Lemonade Day + Lemonade Day Facts

  • Lemonade Day was founded in Houston in May 2007 by Lisa and Michael Holthouse.
  • The first year of Lemonade Day saw 2,600 lemonade stands decorating the streets of Houston.
  • In May 2011, the 5th anniversary of Lemonade Day, 120,000 kids across 31 cities in the US and Canada participated.
  • By May 2012, Lemonade Day grew to 150,000 youth in 36 cities.
  • This year (May 2013) 250,000 children in 50 cities will partake in Lemonade Day.
  • In 2014 Lemonade Day hopes to reach 1 million kids in 100 cities.

What is Lemonade Day? Lemonade Day is a free, community-wide, educational initiative that teaches children how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

When is Lemonade Day? Check LemonadeDay.org for the exact date.

Who can participate? Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day. Youth of all ages, from pre-K through high school, can register for an official Lemonade Day stand. Adults are needed to participate as mentors, volunteers, investors, employees and customers. In addition, community support from schools, churches, businesses, and youth organizations is essential to the success of Lemonade Day.

How does it work? Each child that registers for Lemonade Day receives a bright, yellow backpack with one informational workbook for the child and another for a responsible adult. The workbooks outline the steps needed to start a business, from setting a goal, creating a business plan, forming a budget and finding an investor to saving money and donating a portion back to their community.

How does a child register? Beginning in the spring, a child can register by completing a printed application available through participating partners, such as schools or youth organizations. Youth can register online at LemonadeDay.org. They can also sign up and receive a backpack at numerous events in each city in the spring.

What do children learn? Lemonade Day teaches youngsters how to start and run their own lemonade-stand business. Children learn the entrepreneurial skills necessary to be successful in the future and become contributing members of their communities. The best part of the program for kids is that after covering their expenses and paying back their investors, they can keep what they earn. With this in mind, children are encouraged to open a youth savings account so their profits can continue to grow and to give a portion of their earnings to charity.

How can I get involved and how? Visit your local Lemonade Day website at LemonadeDay.org.

How can I bring Lemonade Day to my community? To learn how to bring Lemonade Day to your community, visit LemonadeDay.org.

Where can you find Lemonade Day stands? Alaska; Austin, TX; Aspen, CO; Baton Rouge, LA; Bloomington, IN; Boston, MA; Bryan/College Station, TX; Champaign, IL; Chicago, IL; Corpus Christi, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Elkhart, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; Galveston, TX; Grand Junction, CO; Houston, TX; Humboldt County, CA; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MS; Killeen/Fort Hood, TX; Lafayette, IN; Lubbock, TX; Modesto, CA; Nashville, TN; North Easter PA; New Orleans, LA; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Northeast Ohio; San Antonio, TX; Saskatchewan, Canada; Terre Haute, IN; Tulsa, OK; York, PA; Washington D.C.; Wayne County, IN; West Virginia

To learn more about Lemonade Day, please visit LemonadeDay.org.

 

Information provided by Brittany Zucker, Martini Marketing and Communications.

 

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