2017 Highlight: Lemonade Day
This past spring, Boston Public Schools elementary schools participated in Lemonade Day – an entrepreneurial program that teaches children how to take real-life business principles and apply them to building a lemonade stand in their community. Since its launch in 2007 in Houston, Lemonade Day has grown from serving 2,700 children in one city to over 1 million children across North America.
Partnering with a generous local group, New England Blacks in Philanthropy, BPS was able to implement this program in multiple schools, integrating the curriculum directly into the classroom. These lessons taught students how to develop business plans and products with an emphasis on math, science, and presentation skills development. The program culminated in a day where students sold lemonade to the community in a stand they designed and developed on their own.
In the weeks following the program, young entrepreneurs pay back the loans they incurred, decide how to spend their profits, and designate funds to a civic project or philanthropy of their choosing. You can learn more about Lemonade Day by visiting https://lemonadeday.org.
A special thank you to NEBiP, Eastern Bank, and their very own Quincy Miller for their involvement!