Program & Curriculum
Through the planning and execution of a Lemonade Stand Business, the Lemonade Day curriculum is designed to walk students from the early steps of learning to set goal, through developing a plan for that goal, introducing business terms, creating a budget and learning about investing to the execution of a plan, speaking in the community, and earning, saving, spending and sharing their reward – the profits gained from their business.
Students gain experience in: Leadership; Teamwork; Financial Literacy; Resourcefulness; Problem Solving; Resilience; and more life skills.
The Lemonade Day program engages students in a fun and meaningful activity; parents as supporters, partners, educators and lemonade customers; and the community as investors or suppliers of donated materials, as guest speakers and subject matter experts and lemonade customers!
What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?
Financial Literacy & Economics
- capital equipment & consumables
- supply & demand
- credit, debt, gross & net income
- marginal utility
- return on investment
- compound interest
College Readiness & Career
- critical thinking & collaboration
- interest in attending college
- civic responsibility
- customer service
- teamwork & problem solving
- presentation skills & design
Life Skills/Personal Development
- belief that attaining goals is within reach
- personal productivity
- self-direction & time management
- social responsibility & charity
- high order thinking
- social skills & self confidence
- math calculations
- reading & interpreting data
- oral & written communication