Your involvement will allow us to reach children in the community and offer them an opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a fun, experiential program that involves and bonds the entire community!
The 2nd annual Greater New Orleans Lemonade Day will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Last year’s event was a huge success, reaching over 4,000 area youth. Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. 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. We invite you to partner with us on this innovative and exciting initiative.
For more information and to sign up kids, visit: http://neworleans.lemonadeday.org/
What is Lemonade Day?
Lemonade Day is a non-profit organization that provides kids with programs infused with life skills, character, education, and entrepreneurship. It all began in Houston, Texas in 2007, and since has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including ours! The Greater New Orleans Lemonade Day encompasses the Greater New Orleans area, including the North Shore, as well as Thibodaux and Houma.
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.
Why Lemonade Day?
The power of Lemonade Day is simple. Most adults in this country can recall either selling lemonade or buying it from kids on their block. Lemonade stands are part of the fiber of America. By teaching business fundamentals in a fun and hands-on way, Lemonade Day has the potential to change lives. The real payoff may be years down the road, but the effects of teaching financial literacy early in life are immediate. For many youth, Lemonade Day is their first experience in earning money, opening a bank account, setting financial goals –and giving back to their community, by donating a portion of their profits to the charity of their choice.
What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?
- Financial Literacy & Economics
- College Readiness & Career
- Life Skills/Personal Development