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Lemonade Day

Beginning May 2, 2015, elementary school students across West Virginia participated in the nationwide entrepreneurship project, Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day is a Vision Shared program made possible by a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. It is a fun, free, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.

Each year, National Lemonade Day is observed on the first Sunday in May, when youth around the country take to the streets of their communities to open their lemonade stands put the business skills they have learned into practice. The goal of Lemonade Day is to give children of all socio-economic backgrounds, in all neighborhoods, the opportunity to start their own business and learn how to make money. The children are encouraged to “spend a little, save a little, and share a little.”

If you would like more information on WV Lemonade Day and how to participate next year, please contact Matthew Thompson at You can check out more about this year’s event by visiting WV Lemonade Day’s Facebook page.


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