After postponing the day due to the pandemic and a drawn-out hurricane season, Jefferson County is finally celebrating Lemonade Day Sunday, Oct. 18.
Each year, kids across the United States sell lemonade and other treats on “Lemonade Day” in August. The nation-spanning organization’s mission is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives.
Each child that registers receives a backpack with an entrepreneur workbook that teaches them the lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.
Jefferson County residents can visit lemonadeday.org/jefferson-county to find local entrepreneurs to support Oct 18. As of Oct. 14, eight lemonade stands were listed on the map of Jefferson County.