Lemonade Day Detroit Fact Sheet

Who
• Lemonade Day Detroit is for children in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties.

What
• Lemonade Day is a free, annual, community?wide, educational initiative designed to teach children how to
start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

Where
• Lemonade stands will appear all over Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties, from neighborhoods to
retail spaces and everything in between.

When
• The second Lemonade Day Detroit will be June 9, 2012.

Why
• Lemonade Day Detroit helps Metro Detroit youth learn valuable skills and the positives of business
ownership and operation, to help them become the next generation of leaders.
• As Michigan continues its rebirth, new industries and businesses will undoubtedly emerge. And those
businesses will be imagined, formed and run by our young people. We hope Lemonade Day Detroit will
launch the careers of our future business leaders.
• The goal of Lemonade Day is to give children of all socio?economic backgrounds, in all neighborhoods, the
opportunity to learn about starting their own business – and learning how to make money to “spend a
little, save a little and give a little”.
• Kids of all ages learn to set goals, develop a plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and
give back to their community however they choose.
• Started in 2007 by Houston philanthropist and local entrepreneur, Michael Holthouse, Lemonade Day has
become a national event where children register for free backpacks filled with age?appropriate
information on how to start and become successful running a business.
• More than 120,000 children poured lemonade in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011.
• Last year, 2,600 little entrepreneurs across Southeast Michigan registered for Lemonade Day Detroit.
• Huntington National Bank is the perfect presenting sponsor: The bank is helping Lemonade Day Detroit
young entrepreneurs learn financial management.

Detroit Lemonade Day Website

 

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