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The Calgary Chamber and Junior Achievement Alberta have teamed up to bring Lemonade Day to Calgary!

On June 8, 2019 youth in Calgary will have the opportunity to open a business, and for some, earn their own money for the first time.

Lemonade Day is a community-wide program that teaches youth entrepreneurial and life skills as they learn how to start their very own business – a lemonade stand. Through the generous support of local sponsors, youth are provided with free materials (youth entrepreneur workbook and backpack) that equip them with the knowledge required to start a successful business.

Lemonade Day sets them on a path of learning and goal setting and for many, allows them to see a different future than they ever imagined.

Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, create a product, create a budget, seek an investor, choose a location, design a marketing plan, and provide customer service. They keep the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some for the future, and share some by giving to a local charity of their choice.

Lemonade Day continues to increase children’s skills in the areas of financial literacy and mathematics. The results and impacts include:

·         88% of participants increased their financial vocabulary

·         86% of participants increased their ability to set financial goals

·         87% of participants increased their understanding of saving and philanthropy

·         88% of participants increased their correlation between math and the real world

You can get involved in Lemonade Day three ways; mentoring a child, sponsoring the event, or hosting a ‘safe stand’ location at your business. To learn more about the ways to be involved visit lemonadeday.org/Calgary.


What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?

  • Capital Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Supply & Demand
  • Credit, Debt, 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
  • Social Skills & Self Confidence
  • Math Calculations
  • Reading & Interpreting Data
  • Oral & Written Communication

80% of Lemonade Day 2018 participants plan to participate again in 2019!