CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS FOR LEMONADE DAY MCALLEN 2015
Call for Volunteers and Sponsors for Lemonade Day McAllen 2015
McAllen, TX.- Lemonade Day McAllen is looking for volunteers and sponsors to prepare Lemonade Day McAllen 2015. Lemonade day is a community event that nurtures the entrepreneurial skills of the youth by allowing them to experience the drill of being an entrepreneur. The event Lemonade Day McAllen will be on September 19, 2015. The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Clark Chevrolet and sponsored by HEB.
Volunteers will help in the following areas: registration, fundraising, marketing, operations and other aspects of the event. Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day. Young entrepreneurs that have lemonade stands need mentors, investors, employees and customers! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day McAllen a success.
The objective of Lemonade Day is to teach youth how to start and run their own lemonade business. Through this enterprise, children will learn the entrepreneurial skills necessary to be successful in the future and become contributing members of their communities. The best part of the program for kids is that after covering their expenses and paying back their investors, they can keep what they earn. With this in mind, children are encouraged to open a youth savings account so their profits can continue to grow as well as give a portion of their earnings to a charity.
Michael Holthouse, a Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist, co-founded Prepared 4 Life (P4L), a nonprofit that provides fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skill, character education and entrepreneurship. Inspired by the lessons he was able to teach his young daughter and her friend when they set up a lemonade stand, Holthouse launched Lemonade Day in Houston, Texas in 2007 as a community-wide, educational initiative, which has now become P4L’s number one outreach and educational priority.
Each child that registers for Lemonade day receives a yellow backpack containing an entrepreneurial workbook for the child and a caring adult guide. The workbooks outline the steps needed to start a business, from setting a goal, creating a business plan, forming a budget, finding an investor, to saving money and donating a portion back to their community. The maximum number of participants is 400. Registration will open the first of July and there is no cost to register. Participants need to be residents of the City of McAllen. Each participant or team will set up their stand in one of the official locations around the City of McAllen.
If you would like to volunteer, sponsor or want more information, please visit McAllen.LemonadeDay.org.