Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including ours!
In 2012, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce purchased the licensing fee to bring Lemonade Day Galveston County to our community. With the support of the business community and city champions through cash and in-kind sponsorship's, the Lemonade Day Galveston County team has performed countless kickoff events at area schools and youth organizations to spread the word about Lemonade Day Galveston County. These kickoff events combined with our annual Build a Stand…Spark a Dream event, Best Tasting Lemonade Contest, Spirit Night and Lemonade Day itself unites families, inspires children to have a dream, and symbolizes the future of Galveston County business.
The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.
At Lemonade Day Galveston County, we’re giving our youth the tools they need to succeed...one lemonade stand at a time!
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