Northeast Guidance Center kids return with an all new Lemonade Day stand!
Northeast Guidance Center kids arrived bright and early at Eastern Market Shed 3 on Saturday, June 23, to set up their annual Lemonade Day stand and sell their delicious, refreshing fruit drink. Our young people from the Cornerstone program learned valuable entrepreneurial skills that help to develop character, as well as build upon their strengths and sense of self-esteem. Our fantastic 2018 business sponsor and mentor was Dr. Jose Elwaseem of Kelly’s Pharmacy, 21321 Kelly Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021. Cornerstone participants vote on how proceeds are distributed after expenses and a donation was sent to Night Angels, an outreach to human trafficking victims.
What is Lemonade Day?
Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It is an annual community-wide, educational initiative. Youth learn valuable entrepreneurial skills, self-esteem and functional enrichments in a fun way.
The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. In 2007, founder Michael Holthouse had a vision to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business…a lemonade stand. Launched in Houston, Texas in 2007, Lemonade Day has grown to educate many children in cities across America and Canada.