Look Around Lubbock: Entrepreneurs gear up for Lemonade Day

Reported by: Brittany Price
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Updated: 5/03/2013 10:08 am
Lemonade Day hopes to inspire today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders through a lesson in entrepreneurship.

The program provides kids of all ages the opportunity to experience business-management by planning, starting, owning and operating their own lemonade stand.

Youth are tasked with setting a goal, finding an investor, selecting a location, working hard, providing good customer service and making a profit.

After selling their lemonade, kids must pay their investor back with interest and decide how they're going to save, spend and share the remaining balance.

Jolie Sessions and Abigail Casanova are two local 9-year-olds who are excited about their first ever Lubbock Lemonade Day.

The enthusiastic duo have planned to set up their stand outside Market Street at 98th and Quaker.

The young entrepreneurs are preparing a strategy to sell two types of lemonade, offer cookies and even create a combo deal for customers.

Sessions said she plans to spend her earnings on an American Girl Doll and share some with St. Jude's Hospital.

Casanova said she will spend her profits on a new guitar amp and share a donation to Covenant Children's Hospital.

Lubbock Lemonade Day kicks off on Saturday, May 4 at 9:00am and lasts as long as kids decide to keep their stands open for business.

Lubbock residents are encouraged to buy at least three glasses of lemonade to support the time and energy local youth have put into the project.

Around 3,300 kids have registered for the second annual Lubbock Lemonade Day and 500 lemonade stands are expected to be up and running all across town.

View the attached video to see and learn more.
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