7th annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on May 6

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, more than 25,000 children across Louisiana are expected to participate in the seventh annual Lemonade Day. This year’s program is set to be the largest to date since entrepreneurs John Georges and Todd Graves introduced the program in 2010.

Lemondade Day is a chance for kids to learn about being an entrepreneur.

Lemondade Day is a chance for kids to learn about being an entrepreneur.

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day has spread to over 57 cities in 23 states and three countries. Registration and participation are free, and all youngsters are encouraged to participate. Youth can now register for the program online by visiting Louisiana.lemonadeday.org.
“The growth and sustainability of Lemonade Day are a testament to how beneficial, and necessary experiential learning programs are for the children of Louisiana,” said John D. Georges, Lemonade Day Louisiana Co-Founder and CEO of Georges Enterprises. “I am once again challenging the entire state to open 25,000 new businesses on Lemonade Day.”

Each child decorates their own lemonade stand.

Each child decorates their own lemonade stand.

“The response to Lemonade Day has been overwhelming the past seven years,” said Todd Graves, Lemonade Day Louisiana Co-Founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. “It’s a true testament of our community’s commitment to business, entrepreneurship and training our next generation of business leaders. Cane’s is honored to be a part of Lemonade Day Louisiana.”
Each child who registers receives a FREE backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook or access to an online interactive program that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day – including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. Once a youth pays their investor back, they keep all of the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some of their profit.

Signs and other promotions are encouraged

Signs and other promotions are encouraged

On Lemonade Day, everyone has an important job to support these future entrepreneurs. The entire community is encouraged to purchase lemonade from the many stands that will be set-up throughout the May 6.
“Lemonade Day embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the great people of Louisiana,” said Jordan Piazza, executive director of Lemonade Day Louisiana. “We are teaching business skills and life skills to our youth that will guide them throughout their lives. I hope everyone comes out on May 6 to support our future business leaders.”

For a complete list of sponsors and partners to sign-up or learn about ways to get involved in Lemonade Day Louisiana, please visit louisiana.lemonadeday.org. For information about sponsorships, partnerships or donations, contact Lemonade Day Louisiana Executive Director Jordan Piazza at ladirector@lemonadeday.org.
More than 30 corporate sponsors have teamed up to once again bring Lemonade Day to Louisiana, including Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, The New Orleans Advocate, Gibbs Construction, MAPP Construction, Level Homes and a host of statewide corporate sponsors and partners.
Since 2010, Lemonade Day Louisiana has provided more than 100,000 youth across Louisiana with the opportunity to become entrepreneurs. This year’s program is set to be the largest to date since entrepreneurs John Georges and Todd Graves introduced the program to Louisiana youth.