HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spring and summer are the perfect seasons in North America for young children to taste the sweet success that comes with starting their own small business. And what could be better than organizing a lemonade stand? With support from Lemonade Day’s National Entrepreneurship and Experience Program, kids in grades K-8 can earn their own money, learn valuable skills that will equip them for life, and contribute to a cause they care about. to heart.
“Our Lemonade Day program prepares young people for life by instilling in them an entrepreneurial spirit. As we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis, children and adults crave community, collaboration, and connection. Our program teaches kids business and financial skills, builds character, and exposes them to career paths – which sows the seed of innovation that leads to lasting change. Lemonade Day leaders, sponsors and community partners encourage parents, teachers, family members, friends and neighbors to register children or groups of children to participate in our free program. We hope to engage 50,000 children across America this year in this fun and memorable experience,” explained Nicole Cassier-Mason, General Manager of Lemonade Day.
Nickelodeon, the leading children’s entertainment brand, is the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day’s new digital platform, My Lemonade Day. The My Lemonade Day app provides an interactive and animated experience through which children have access to a series of lessons that guide them through the process of owning and operating their own lemonade business. My Lemonade Day can be downloaded for iOS and Android platforms and does not require Wi-Fi for engagement.
Lemonade Day activities typically run from early spring to late summer each year. Accompanied by one or more caring adults, young business owners typically set up their lemonade stands in schools, parks, neighborhoods, places of worship, malls, and other public spaces to maximize their sales opportunities. . Children who participate in Lemonade Day learn how to set goals, as well as develop a business plan, present their plan to seek an investment, nurture their creative talents through branding and to marketing, and to develop their plan to achieve their dreams. They are encouraged to spend some of their hard-earned money on themselves; open a bank account and save some; and to share some with a charity.
Lemonade Day is available free to attendees through these options:
The community model – license fees for a citywide multi-sector program range from $2,500 to $25,000 depending on the size of the city’s population and include unlimited access to the My Lemonade app Day and other training benefits and resources offered by the national Lemonade Day organization.
The Little Lemmy Model – fees for program packages range from $250 to $2,500 for use at a single site and single organization and are based on group size (i.e. one or more classrooms, school district, or youth group) and includes a registration count to access the My Lemonade Day app. Limited training resources are provided by Lemonade Day National.
The Direct Model – Thanks to the generosity of Nickelodeon’s national sponsorship, parents and other adult supporters across America can access the My Lemonade Day app directly and for free by visiting https://lemonadeday.org/nickelodeon.
Join Lemonade Day today and witness the magic that happens when kids are introduced to entrepreneurship! For more information about Lemonade Day and to get involved, please visit www.LemonadeDay.org.
About Lemonade Day
Lemonade Day is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people important business, financial, character building and life skills that are the key ingredients of entrepreneurship. Playing a vital role in the education and workforce ecosystem, Lemonade Day is present in 86 licensed markets in the United States and Canada and continues to grow. Please visit lemonadeday.org.