Annual Lemonade Day Teaches Youth How To Become Entrepreneurs
Prepared 4 Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of middle-school-age children, will be holding its fourth annual Lemonade Day on May 2.
For the second consecutive year, the event will be highlighting Project Row Houses (PRH).
The communitywide event, which fosters entrepreneurship and character development among Houston’s youth, teaches children how to start, own, and operate their own business by setting up lemonade stands across the city.
Students from six HISD campuses that participate in PRH’s Education Program—Blackshear, Dodson, Lockhart, and MacGregor Elementary, Ryan Middle, and Yates High Schools—will have their stands located at Project Row Houses (2521 Holman) in Houston’s historic Third Ward from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In keeping with the PRH program’s theme for this school year, “My Community Through My Eyes,” the stands’ offerings there will be based on recipes from members of the Third Ward community, which the students have researched, developed, and made together. The students’ lemonade stands will also be designed and built in collaboration with local artists.
During the 2009 Lemonade Day event, more than 27,000 lemonade stands were set up by young entrepreneurs. Nearly a quarter of those located in the Houston area were operated by HISD students. Approximately 5,000 children have already committed to participating this year.
The 2010 Lemonade Day event is sponsored by Imperial Sugar. Lemonade Day at Project Row Houses is in partnership with Trinity United Methodist Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc’s Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter.