Lemonade Day – an effort to teach kids about entrepreneurship by showing them how to design and run their own lemonade stands – is coming to Washington, D.C., this spring, thanks in part to the efforts of GWSB students.
Created by the Texas-based nonprofit Prepared 4 Life, Lemonade Day is a free educational program designed to help youth take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society by introducing them to the world of entrepreneurship.
It was launched in Houston in 2007 and has since expanded to at least 40 cities nationwide.
The inaugural year of Lemonade Day-DC was formally announced last week with a presentation co-hosted by the School and Gallup, the consulting and polling organization.
In Washington, the goal is to engage some 5,000 youth, in grades four through seven, in a month-long effort through which they’ll learn about creating business plans for opening and running lemonade stands.
GWSB students, who helped to bring the project to the nation’s capital, will earn credit for working with the youth. The School’s First Year Development Program, a required two-semester course for freshmen and transfer students, has committed more than 400 students and 4,000 hours of community service to the effort.
Posted by gwsb on January 29, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.