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2021 Lemonade Day Bike Sweepstakes winner! 

Sadie worked hard to plan ahead to make a great day of it. With the help of her great mentors, they planned, they set goals, they researched, and they had sweet success. She set up shop in front of a local business, sold lots of great lemonade, and made some good local friends along the way. After Lemonade Day wrapped up - she held strong and worked the plan to the finish line and eagerly jumped online and logged her day of business results with National Lemonade Day to try and win the local Bike Sweepstakes - SHE WON! Congratulations to our 2021 winner. 

2022 bike winner


McMinnville Loves Lemonade Day!

Lemonade Day was a Squeezable Success - WATCH NOW

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!