Our Young Entrepreneurs and Lemonade Day Chicago

Lemonade Kids

Lemonade Day Chicago is a free, community-wide, educational program designed to teach youth how to start, own, and operate their own small business. Some young residents of Roosevelt Square and Brooks Homes were interested in participating in this program. Beginning in March, they worked with the Lead Youth Liaison, Antoinette Peterson, through a 14-step guided curriculum that walked them from a dream to a business plan. It taught them the principles required to start any company. While inspiring youth to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community. The program culminated on June 7 with Lemonade Day, an event where students become entrepreneurs and launch their own lemonade stands across the Chicago area. The kids did an awesome job marketing their lemonade and drawing customers to their booth. Everyone was most impressed by our future entrepreneurs.