In 2007, Prepared 4 Life started a community-wide educational initiative called Lemonade Day that has now become the organization’s number one outreach and educational priority.
Lemonade Day is a free, annual community-wide event dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the simple and time-honored act of running a lemonade stand. It provides an opportunity for families, businesses, faith-based community organizations and schools to come together for a common purpose – to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free, fun, engaging and experiential activity.
As a result of its phenomenal success across the nation, Prepared 4 Life plans to double the number of official Lemonade Day cities in 2012. The goal of Prepared 4 Life is to have one million lemonade stands in more than 100 U.S. cities by 2013.
2011 Lemonade Day Cities
Austin, TX; Champaign, IL; Durham, NC; East Hartford, CT; Houston, TX; Killeen/Ft. Hood, TX; Indianapolis, IN; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco/Bay Area, CA; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Wayne County, IN
First Year Cities
Alamance County, NC; Anchorage, AK; Bakersfield, CA; Boston, MA; Bryan/College Station, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Essex County, NJ; Glendale, AZ; Greene County, NY; Lafayette, IN; Mankato, MN; North Coast, CA; Northeast, OH; Omaha, NE; Portland, ME; Saskatchewan, Canada; Shippensburg, PA; South Louisiana (includes Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans and surrounding cities)
Prepared 4 Life encourages any organization interested in bringing Lemonade Day to their community to call 713.626.KIDS (5437) or visit the website at www.LemonadeDay.org.