Calling All Young Entrepreneurs: Lemonade Day Detroit is Looking for You!

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Lemonade Day Detroit

When I am garage saling, which is almost every week these days, there is almost always at least one lemonade stand. I am always sure to stop and give a little more than the kids are asking. I’ve had to suck down some pretty sugary-sweet lemonade, but seeing the look on the kid’s faces when I say I want to buy is absolutely priceless. They work so hard to earn that money and please their customers. I only wish every time I bought something from someone I was greeted with that enthusiasm!

One event I have supported virtually the past few years is Lemonade Day {Detroit/Michigan}. This awesome, FREE event aims to teach youth entrepreneurial skills while having fun, too. Youth participating in Michigan will be selling lemonade on June 8, 2013, so be sure to stop by and support them while out.

What exactly is Lemonade Day?

Each child that registers here receives a FREE 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.

Art Van locations across metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Flint will be backpack pickup locations. Find the location nearest you here.

What do kids learn by participating?

 Financial Literacy & Economics

  • capital equipment & consumables
  • supply & demand
  • credit, debt, gross & net income
  • marginal utility
  • return on investment
  • compound interest

College Readiness & Career

  • critical thinking & collaboration
  • interest in attending college
  • civic responsibility
  • customer service
  • teamwork & problem solving
  • presentation skills & design
Life Skills/Personal Development

  • leadership
  • belief that attaining goals is within reach
  • personal productivity
  • self-direction & time management
  • social responsibility & charity
  • high order thinking
  • social skills & self confidence

Academics

  • math calculations
  • reading & interpreting data
  • oral & written communication

How fabulous is that?

Read this story of one local boy from last year and his lemonade stand creation – the AwesomeAde Depot. {Check out the $ he raked in…Super impressive!}

Find out more and register your child by visiting the Lemonade Day Detroit website. If you are not local to Detroit, there are links to the national site as well.

Follow Lemonade Day Detroit on Facebook | Twitter

Be sure to make a child’s day by supporting their lemonade stand on June 8th. See you around the neighborhood! :D

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