“Lemonade Day” teaches kids the business of business

May 3, 2013

On Sunday, May 5, be prepared to visit a lemonade stand near you.

More than 5,300 students from 56 NISD elementary schools will participate in “Lemonade Day” in Northside. They are enrolled in Northside ISD’s  Learning Tree After School Enrichment Program.

According to NISD After School Program Specialist Eli Blue Balderas, “Lemonade Day is the perfect opportunity for a community to show children that they care and to train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a fun, engaging, and experiential activity.”

NISD is the only participating school district in San Antonio, so students will spread across the city at various H-E-B locations, parks, and other locations to set up their lemonade stands.

Lemonade Day is a community event created by Prepare 4 Life (P4L) in 2007 with 2,600 children. It is now a nationwide community event involving thousands of children.

The purpose of the event is to teach children the skills that they will need to be successful in business and in life. Schools received user-friendly curriculum, materials, and backpacks for all the students. The students learned how to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community.

Two students, one from May ES and one from Villarreal ES, will be at the Twig Book Shop at the Pearl Brewery  from 3-5 p.m. joining Lemonade Day co-founder and author Lisa Holthouse. Holthouse will be signing her book, “It All Started with a Turtle,” which is how Lemonade Day began.

Some of the locations for lemonade stands and what schools they represent include:

·         Lewis ES – HEB at Culebra & Loop 1604, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Driggers ES – HEB at 9255 Grissom, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Myers ES – HEB at 9255 Grissom, 2-6 p.m.

·         Steubing ES – HEB at 7951 Guilbeau, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

·         Meadow Village ES – HEB Plus at 8219 Marbach, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Passmore ES – HEB Plus at 8219 Marbach, 2-6 p.m.

·         Scobee ES – HEB Plus at Bandera Rd & Loop 1604, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

·         Forester ES – HEB Plus at 10718 Potranco Rd., 1-5 p.m.

·         Martin ES – HEB at 2118 Fredericksburg Rd., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

·         Jones MS – HEB Plus at 4100 S. New Braunfels, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

·         Cable ES – HEB Plus at 6818 S. Zarzamora, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         May ES – HEB Plus at Blanco & Loop 1604, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

·         Mead ES – HEB at 12018 Perrin Beitel, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

·         Elrod ES – HEB Plus at Hwy 281 & Loop 1604, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

·         May ES – HEB at 6580 FM 78, 11 a.m.-3p.m.

Visit the closest lemonade stand to you and help support these future business leaders!