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Lemonade Day is coming to Pendleton!

Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs! After an incredibly successful
inaugural year, Lemonade Day Pendleton is returning in April of 2019.

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own
and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. This unique program is a partnership
between La France Elementary School in Anderson District 4 and a Creative Inquiry class from
Clemson University.

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 works directly with a mentor from Clemson University who guides them through
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.

We hope to see you, your business and friends in the Pendleton community joining the fun as we
work with our kids to grow the program, teach life-long lessons and of course, enjoy the day
with these entrepreneurial kids!


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 2019 participants plan to participate again in 2020!