The Southcoast Story
Lemonade Day is coming to Southcoast, MA!
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 will gain access to the Lemonade Day SouthCoast app. This interactive, child-friendly app will guide kids through shore, essential business lessons of Lemonade Day. They'll learn about 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 the self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.
In years past, Lemonade Day SouthCoast has had nearly 400 kids participate across 122 stands, earning anywhere from $200 to $1,600 per stand in one single weekend. These kids went on to do incredible things with their money, including donating to 22 local charities, helping classmates with medical bills, and providing life-saving pet-oxygen tanks to local fire departments.
As any business owner knows, earning your first dollar from a total stranger can be the spark that lights the flame of entrepreneurship. It's more than just lemonade, it's the door to a whole new future.
GIVING YOUTH THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?
- Capital Equipment
- 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
- 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