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2023 Lemonade Day was a squeezable success!

Over 400+ youth set up and hosted Lemonade Stands during the summer. Our young entrepreneurs planned over the summer, sold tasty lemonade, and made some great local friends along the way. Lemonade Day wrapped up the season with over 70 Lemonade Stands that were sprinkled all over the city. At the end of the season, youth evaluated their business plans and entered their business results for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations to our 2023 Business Results winner - Asher - Asher's Lemonade!

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McMinnville Loves Lemonade Day!

Help us empower today's youth to be tomorrow's entrepreneurs! Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business - a lemonade stand. 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 14 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.


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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
  • High Order Thinking
  • Social Skills & Self Confidence
  • Math Calculations
  • Reading & Interpreting Data
  • Oral & Written Communication

90% of Lemonade Day participants plan to participate again!