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The Rio Grande Educational Collaborative (RGEC) has partnered with local businesses First Convenience Bank, New Mexico Mutual, Dion’s Pizza, Nusenda, Wells Fargo and the City of Albuquerque to introduce the Albuquerque community to Lemonade Day and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and world changers.
Lemonade Day is a free, community-wide program that is part of a national initiative dedicated to teaching youth how to start, own and operate their own business through the simple and time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand. The program culminates in an actual day of operation for the children; Lemonade Day! slated for Saturday, May 6, 2017.
RGEC will be incorporating Lemonade Day into its afterschool program at certain Albuquerque and Belen schools. RGEC is so proud to be able to bring this phenomenal program to our state and local community. The seed of business ownership will be planted in hundreds of children as a result of the Lemonade Day program. Each child that registers receives a FREE backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the valuable life of Lemonade Day - including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. After their day of operation – Lemonade Day – our young entrepreneurs pay their investors back, they keep all remaining profits they earn but are also encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some by giving back to the community. Millions of dollars were donated to charities last year as a direct result of Lemonade Day.
Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day! Kids pre-k through middle school can register to participate. Young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands need mentors, investors, business partners, great locations, and customers! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success. To sign up or learn about ways to get involved in Lemonade Day, please contact RGEC or visit https://albuquerque.lemonadeday.org/
"Lemonade Day leverages a simple, small business concept and creates a learning experience for children that can become the catalyst for a lifetime of success through financial literacy and entrepreneurialism," said First Convenience Bank President Robert W. Hoxworth.
ABOUT LEMONADE DAY
Lemonade Day is a national program that has expanded to over 40 cities impacting more than 200,000 children. Lemonade Day was founded in 2007 when Houston, Texas, entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse was inspired by the lessons he taught his young daughter and her friend when they set-up a lemonade stand. To sign up or learn about ways to get involved in Lemonade Day, please visit albuquerque.lemonadeday.org.