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The Bryan/College Station Story

Lemonade Day came to Bryan-College Station in 2010 as a program of the BrightMinds Foundation. It has taught thousands of kids the value of setting goals, developing a business plan, establishing a budget, seeking investors, providing customer service, and giving back to their community. Plus, kids get to keep what they earn! National Lemonade Day is held the first Sunday of each May all over the country.

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 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.

GIVING YOUTH THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?

  • Capital Equipment & Consumables
  • Supply & Demand
  • Credit, Debit, Gross & Net Income
  • Marginal Utility
  • Return on Investment
  • Compound Interest
  • Critical Thinking & Collaboration
  • Interest in Attending College
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork & Problem Solving
  • Presentation Skills & Design
  • Leadership
  • 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

85% of Lemonade Day Bryan/College Station participants met their goal in 2016!