Save the Date; Lemonade Day

I am really excited to share Lemonade Day, June 12, 2011, with you!

What is Lemonade Day you ask?

Only the best entrepreneurial kids event that exists, in my opinion! I live for stuff like this…read on! (Secretly, I want to be a kid again…since there are no childhood do-overs, I hope my kids appreciate the fun stuff I do with them!)

Officially from their website: Lemonade Day is a nation-wide event that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful in the future. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Lemonade day is the perfect opportunity for a community to show kids they care and train the next generation of entrepreneurs!

So on June 12th, Lemonade stands will be set-up everywhere around the nation encouraging children to have fun running their lemonade stand while gaining valuable life lessons and skills!

What is there not to get enthusiastic about? This is the kind of stuff that we do at the end of our driveway for hours on end with NO customers. It’s exciting setting up, preparing, advertising and trying to get traffic to our location — the process & planning is incredibly fun for kids. Every now & then when a person walks up, engages conversation with my children and actually becomes a paying customer — it knocks their socks off! I can’t imagine actually setting up shop in a sponsored Lemonade Day and watching my kids get excited with real life success!

From the creator of Lemonade Day, Michael Holthouse: “We imagine a day with over one million lemonade stands where every part of our community gets involved. A day devoted to the future of our youth and showing them how to achieve their own American Dream. Set a goal, make a plan, work that plan, and achieve your dream. It’s all here in a simple little lemonade stand. Get involved and help change the world!”

I am that mom who will turn the car around at the slightest glance of a child’s lemonade stand because I know that I just may be that only customer to make the child’s day. Did that just last month, rushing to pick up the kids from school but I made sure we went back to the little girl’s lemonade stand that she was running with her dad. The best part is that her proceeds were benefiting the American Cancer Society…that family is teaching their daughter a ton of lessons from her little lemonade stand, and I hope I showed a thing or two to the children who were watching me from the back seat of my car!

Do you want to be involved? Remember, there are no childhood do-overs….create the memories now, spark the entrepreneurial spirit and be a part of the 1 million stands by 2013!

MISSION: Prepare youth for life through fun, proactive, and experiential programs infused with life skills, character, education, and entrepreneurship.

• 1 million stands by 2013
• 100 participating cities across America
• Focus on At Risk Youth to help achieve the ‘American Dream’
• Collaborate with every youth facing organization
• Form a tipping point for the rest of the nation
• Create a nationwide entreprenuerial movement

Visit Lemonade Day to find a Lemonade Day in your city, learn more about the event, register, get inspired and find ways to be a part of this great day!

Who is in?

Make a comment below if you plan to be a part of this great childhood event!

If you are not participating with an actual stand, but can offer support by visiting a child’s lemonade stand that day…I’m sure you would make some children’s eyes light up with your simple act of kindness!

Our family registered and is ready to pick-up our Lemonade Day packet….stay tuned for more!

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