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GW Students Pitch in for Lemonade Day

ld-logoNearly 700 GW students and faculty have pitched in to support elementary and middle school students in Washington, D.C., in opening their own lemonade stands on Sunday, April 14.

Created by the Texas-based nonprofit Prepared 4 Life, Lemonade Day is a free educational program designed to help youth become productive members of society by introducing them to the world of entrepreneurship through lemonade stands.

Launched in Houston in 2007, Lemonade Day has since expanded to at least 40 cities nationwide.  GWSB students were instrumental in bringing it to Washington, D.C., this spring for the first time.

They will earn credit for working with the youth in developing business plans for the lemonade stands. The credit comes through the School’s First Year Development Program, a required two-semester course for freshmen and transfer students.

The program has committed hundreds of students and 4,000 hours of community service to the project. The culmination of the work is April 14, when the local school kids put their plans into action and open lemonade stands across the city.  In Washington, the goal is to engage 1,000 youth, in grades four through seven, in the project.

Lemonade Day mentors wrote their reasons for volunteering on post-it notes.

Lemonade Day mentors wrote their reasons for volunteering on post-it notes.

 

Posted by gwsb on April 9, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.


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