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Lemonade Day is coming to Sacramento in July 2020!

Lemonade Day is a FUN, FREE, ONLINE program to help keep your kids engaged in learning at home! Kids can use their creativity, learn business skills, and plan their lemonade business from home. Then when it is safe to do so, they can set up their stand and earn their own money!

Lemonade Day is a program of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation. 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. 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors: Delta Print Group, Retirement Security Centers, and the Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation.


How It Works:

Lemonade Day is a free, funonline, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

Each child that registers can participate in online curriculum that teaches them 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.


2019 Success:

In 2019, the Metro Chamber Foundation launched a pilot version of Lemonade Day at one local elementary school, Crocker Riverside. 45 students participated in the lessons and the group decided to host their lemonade stand at Open House where they were able to raise over $1,300!  The students were encouraged to take the money they earned and first pay back their "loans" for their supplies, and then take the remaining balance to save some, spend some, and donate some back into their community. The class was able to spend some by celebrating with a pizza party, save some by investing in lemon trees for the school to help with the sustainability of the program, and donate some by donating the remain funds to Front Street Animal Shelter.

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students, parents, teachers, and the administration about the positive effects of Lemonade Day on their students. 


Join us in 2020!

Lemonade Day Sacramento is online and available to all youth in 2020! Register now! 

There are also opportunities for sponsorship and mentorship. Email Andrea Ellinghouse for additional information at aellinghouse@metrochamber.org.

Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!


Frequently Asked Questions:

How Do I register?

Register at https://lemonadeday.org/registration/signin. You will receive an email with a link for a parent and child's login. Use the link and have your child login and click "register for Lemonopolis Sacramento." 


What is Lemonopolis?

Lemonopolis is the virtual platform where Lemonade Day curriculum is hosted. It is a virtual world where youth work through activities to learn everything they need to know about starting, owning, and operating their own business - a lemonade stand!

As youth explore Lemonopolis, they will click to enter certain buildings where they will view videos and complete activities. The lessons learned in Lemonopolis are then translated into the real world experience of running their new business on Lemonade Day in Sacramento.


What is included in the online content and curriculum?

Lemonopolis includes an introductory tutorial and 15 lessons that are broken into 4 modules, or steps to success - Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Work the Plan, and Achieve your Dreams. Each lesson includes an introductory video, 1 to 3 activities, and an option to dig deeper or learn more about the concepts covered. 


What is the appropriate age for a Lemonopolis User?

Lemonopolis is available to youth at all ages, however, it is targeted for youth in grades 3-5. We recommend that Lemonopolis is completed with the guidance of a parent, mentor, or caring adult who can provide additional support in the learning process. Youth must be registered by a parent or mentor, and a valid parent or mentor email address is required for participation.


What is the time commitment required to complete Lemonopolis?

Typically, the lessons in Lemonopolis can be completed in anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Depending on the lesson, some may take more or less time.


How much does it cost to participate in Lemonade Day?

Lemonopolis is free to those participating!


What is the deadline to register?

There is no deadline to register - join us at any time! If your child does want to participate in the community-wide Lemonade Day on July 30th, we recommend giving yourself at least a few weeks to go through the curriculum and help them prepare to open their business!


How do I access Lemonopolis?

To get started, first you must register for Lemonade Day Sacramento. After you have completed registration, you will have immediate access to Lemonopolis. Login to Lemonopolis by visiting mylemonadeday.org and user the username and password that you were provided upon registration.


Can I use the same email address to register more than one child?

Yes, you can register more than one child at the same time using the same email address. If you're register online, all you have to do is click Add participant, enter the information for the child and click Save. You will see that child's information listed. Click on Add another participant if you want to repeat the process. Once you're done, you should see all of your participants listed in the Youth Participants box. Click on the check boxes to agree to the Terms and Conditions and give consent and then click on Submit Registration.



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

90% of Lemonade Day 2019 participants plan to participate again in 2020!