Provided by Lubbock Chamber of Commerce:
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming Lubbock Lemonade Day to the Hub City! Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
The ribbon-cutting event will be held at United Market Street, located on 50th and Indiana, on Wednesday, April 4th at 4:30pm. Special guest, Congressman Randy Neugebauer will be in attendance. The public and all media are encouraged to attend.
The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their own lives and become productive members of society - the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. Last year there were 120,000 kids in 31 cities who participated in Lemonade Day across the United States and Canada. The yearly momentum continues to build and by 2013, the program aspires to be in 100 cities with one million registered youth. We are excited that students from Lubbock will be among them!
Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day - including how to set goals, develop a business plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and give back to their community. Children keep all the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some.
Mentors are key to the success of Lemonade Day as well. Not only do they equip students with knowledge to succeed, but they also build into each child emotionally, helping them believe they can start and own their own business.
Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day! Kids pre-Mk through high school can register to participate. Young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands need mentors, investors, employees, venues, and customers! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success. All money raised through local donations and sponsorships is used directly to support Lemonade Day right here in Lubbock.
Lemonade Day Lubbock will be May 5th and our goal is to reach 2,500 students through thousands of Lemonade stands across the Hub City on that day! Learn more and register today at: http://Lubbock.LemonadeDay.org/ and be sure and like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/LubbockLemonadeDay.