This is how I started my busy Saturday morning -May 20th, 2017.
I woke up at 5 am and took Uber down to Elkhart to witness some of the activities that the community does to mark Lemonade Day.
“Explain to me, what is Lemonade day?”, I asked Sheila Flint Sieradzki. “Shaban, Lemonade Day is a national program that takes place during the summer with a view to teach young people how to start a business, sell, save, spend and share a portion of their profit with social causes they care about in their community”, she said. As they sell the citrus juice, young people learn how to build their self-esteem, make decisions and succeed as business leaders and social change agents of tomorrow.
This was inspirational to me since I believe in the power of preparing our young people for the future. Whether they continue with school or drop out, whether they launch their ambitious businesses or not this type of experiential learning helps young people to grow and walk away with skills, values and experiences that can help them in other ways for the rest of their lives.