Lemonade Day - Nationwide
Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand.
Steps to becoming a Lemonade Day Superstar:
- Step 1: Find a Mentor so they can help you through the rest of the steps.
- Step 2: Check the map below and go to your city‘s website to register for Lemonade Day.
- Step 3: Ask your mentor to watch for an email about when/where to pick up your backpack and materials.
- Step 4: Begin your Lemonade Day Entrepreneur Workbook at least a month before Lemonade Day. Be sure to ask your mentor for help along the way!
- Step 5: Participate in one or more of your city’s workshops, contests or other events.
- Step 6: Have your mentor check their email and check out your city’s website for more tips, information and resources.
- Step 7: Make a grocery run for all your ingredients and supplies.
- Step 8: Make some healthy, delicious lemonade and set up your stand on Lemonade Day! (Check your city’s date on the website–they aren’t all the same).
- Step 9: After Lemonade Day, go back to your city’s website to share your results with us by filling out the Business Results Form.
- Step 10: Come back and Share your Story with us and look for any contests going on in your city.
- Step 11: Enjoy your new status: YOU ARE AN ENTREPRENEUR!
America was built on the back of small business. Entrepreneurs take risks believing they can realize their dream if they work hard, take responsibility and act as good stewards of their resources. Today’s youth share that optimism, but lack the life skills, mentorship and real-world experience necessary to be successful. In 2007, founder Michael Holthouse had a vision to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business…a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day is a strategic 14-step process that walks youth from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community. Launched in Houston, Texas in 2007, Lemonade Day has grown from 2,700 kids in one city to more than 200,000 kids in cities all across the country. With the help of partners like Google, Lemonade Day will bring this entrepreneurial experience to 1 million kids in 100 cities across America, sparking entrepreneurship and empowering youth in a way that’s never been done to scale.