Lemonade Day teaches youth entrepreneurship

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – On Saturday, children got the chance to see if owning a business was sour or sweet during Lemonade Day.

The fourth annual event gave children the opportunity to run their own lemonade stands, while learning about setting budgets and goals. Participants were judged and awarded for best tasting lemonade and best looking stand.

Lemonade Day Committee member Jennie Kirby said the experience gave her kids the chance to see what she does as a local business owner.

“It’s teaching them what we do — day in and day out in our business. Looking at all the things that go into running a business is just really valuable to them,” said Kirby. “They are really young, so we like to talk to them on a level that they can understand about it. And this lemonade stand is a great way to do that.”

Kirby said the day also gives children an idea of what it takes to run a business.

“It teaches youth in the community to start, to own and operate their own business. Ultimately it teaches entrepreneurship,” said Kirby.

After a day of selling lemonade, the children celebrated learning how to run a business at the Lemonade Day after-party.

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