BY STEVEN GORDON, LEMONADE DAY NATIONAL PRESIDENT
The Lemonade Day team and Board of Directors have been laser-focused on expanding the program’s footprint into more cities and youth programs across North America. I am very pleased to announce that since the end of the 2019 Lemonade Day Season in September, we have added 18 more cities. They are Brownwood, TX; Kalispell, MT; Lakewood, WA; Medford, OR; North Bay, Ontario Canada; Saskatchewan, Canada; Greater Vancouver, WA; Bastrop, TX; Yakima, WA; Friendswood, TX; Redding, CA; Ottumwa, IA; Grants Pass, OR; Jersey City, NJ; Columbia Falls, MT; Wausau, WI; Katy, TX; and Wilmington, NC. Our goal is to have 220 licensed markets by 2025.
We are thrilled to have this opportunity to mentor kids who aspire to be business owners and will most likely be a future business owner or help drive the economy within their local community.
The City Directors have been trained and are ready to host their first Lemonade Day this year. We will continue to support them in securing sponsors and promoting their events. We cannot wait to see the results of everyone’s hard work and the difference the Lemonade Day program makes on the participating kids and their families.
If you have a geographic area or school/after school or youth program that would be interested in learning more about Lemonade Day, please reach out to me or Debbie Nazarian, National Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome your comments and suggestions at any time. Please email me at steven@LemonadeDay.org.
For more information about Lemonade Day, please visit lemonadeday.org.
Since 2007, the Lemonade Day program has been teaching leadership and business skills by encouraging children to launch a lemonade business in their community. The organization inspires young people with a desire to learn business skills and financial literacy to set up their lemonade stand where they can apply customer service skills, collaborate with business owners and investors and experience real-world business owner challenges.
Lemonade Day has expanded to over 84 licensed markets in the United States (including six U.S. military bases), Canada, Bermuda and South Africa. More than one million children and thousands of adult mentors have participated in Lemonade Day since 2007. Adults can register a child to participate in Lemonade Day and give them a taste of the sweet success that comes with owning their own business. For more information, visit lemonadeday.org.