What is Lemonade Day Katy?
Lemonade Day is a free experiential, educational program for elementary and middle school age youth that introduces them to entrepreneurship and provides them with the opportunity to run a real business and make their own money. Registered youth will receive free access to online educational materials with lessons on setting a goal, creating a lemonade product, making a budget, finding an investor, choosing a location, building a stand, marketing their business, and ultimately creating a business plan for their first business…a lemonade stand. Families (or mentors) work through the curriculum together with the participants to make a plan, build a stand, and execute their plan on Lemonade Day.
The curriculum, activities, services, products and resources of Lemonade Day are made possible by the generous donations of individuals, corporations, community organizations and foundations. The money made at each stand on Lemonade Day belongs to the youth participants who operate that stand. 100% of what they make is their business profit. The curriculum encourages youth to spend some, save some, and share some of the profits they acquire.
How will my youth benefit?
In addition to the knowledge they learn through the Lemonade Day lessons, children who participate in the program experience a surge in self-confidence. After participating, many children will, for the first time, see a whole new world of possibilities for their future.
How does the program work?
First, register the youth in your life. Once they have been registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide you with next steps as well as point you to where you can find additional resources. Then make plans to pick up your physical workbook packet the week of April 4th. Follow the lesson plans and prepare to set up your lemonade stand on May 7th for Lemonade Day Katy! Your youth will have a number of options when determining a location for their lemonade stand. Some participants set up in front of their homes while others request to set up in front of a local business in hopes of getting more traffic. If you do have a business site in mind, be sure to have your youth ask for permission early for the best chance of success. Once you have your location determined, you can add your stand on the Lemonade Day map. Your youth will then reap the rewards of being an entrepreneur and earning a profit from their Lemonade stand!
Want to set-up your Lemonade Day stand at Members Choice?
We are offering three lucky Lemonade Day stand participant groups the opportunity to set-up their Lemonade stands at our Main branch location on May 7th in conjunction with our Community Shred Day Event. Just send us an email telling us why we should choose your group by noon on Friday, April 8th and we'll announce the selected winners via our social media handles on April 11th.
Ready to get started? Register your youth to run their own business and have fun at the same time by setting up a lemonade stand on Lemonade Day Katy on May 7, 2022 by visiting lemonadeday.org/katy