Monday, October 26, 2009

Lemonade Day


I would like to introduce you to a new community event that is taking place May 2, 2010. It is Lemonade Day. Through a FREE, fun, interactive curriculum and with the guidance of an adult mentor, participants are trained in the fundamentals of sound business and financial management. Youth learn how to create budgets, secure investors, select a site, purchase supplies, serve customers, set profit-making goals, repay investors, and give back to the community. For many young people, Lemonade Day offers them their first experience setting up a business enterprise, earning money, and opening a bank account.

Lemonade Day requires a partnership of community leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and underwriters. It incorporates every aspect of the community, including families, businesses, youth organizations, community-based groups, and schools. The foremost objective is to empower youth to take ownership of their own lives and become productive members of society—the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. Please forward this invitation to any one you think might be interested in wanting to get involved with this great opportunity to help build our leaders of tomorrow-one lemonade stand at a time. I hope one of the below times work for your schedule but if not please contact me and I would love to share more specific information.

Lemonade Day is also taking place in 14 other cities on May 2, 2010: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Wayne County, Indiana. Be sure to check for more information on how you can help in your city!

Best Regards,
Cari Campion
Liemandt Foundation
Twin Cities Lemonade Day Director

(Shared from the HCHY listserve)