San Angelo Lemonade Day 2016
"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 1 million kids across North America in 2015.
San Angelo became a Lemonade Day City in 2016 and we have huge plans for the Future. The program is offered in schools, youth groups, after-school and summer camps.
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." - Lemonade Day Story
What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?
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
- belief that attaining goals is within reach
- personal productivity
- self-direction & time management
- social responsibility & charity
- high order thinking
- social skills & self-confidence
- math calculations
- reading & interpreting data
- oral & written communication