What is Lemonade Day


What is Lemonade Day?

Lemonade Day is an interactive National event designed to teach kids the skills they need to be successful in life. With their parents and mentors, kids learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, save for the future, and give back to the community. Okotoks Lemonade Day is the perfect opportunity for our community to get engaged, demonstrate passion and show kids they care as well as encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free, fun, exciting, and empowering activity.

How did it start?

Michael Holthouse, a Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist, founded Prepared 4 Life (P4L), a not-for-profit organization that provides fun, proactive, and experiential programs infused with life skill, character education, and entrepreneurship. Inspired by the lessons he was able to teach his young daughter and her friend when they set up a lemonade stand, Holthouse launched Lemonade Day in Houston, Texas in 2007 as a community-wide, educational initiative, which has now become P4L’s number one outreach and educational priority.

When is it?

Okotoks Lemonade Day will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Who can participate?

Youth of all ages, from pre-K through high school, can register to set up an official Lemonade Day stand. Registration for up to 200 lemonade stands will commence on March 6th and will close on April 7th with all information located on our Okotoks Lemonade Day website (okotoks.lemonadeday.org). In addition, community support from schools, youth organizations, and local businesses will be essential to the success of Okotoks Lemonade Day.

How does it work?

Once a child is registered he or she will receive a backpack with an informational workbook that outlines the steps needed to start a business: from setting goals, creating a business plan, forming a budget, finding an investor, to saving money, generating a return and donating a portion back to their community.

How can I get involved?

Everyone is welcome to be involved with Okotoks Lemonade Day. We need mentors, investors, and customers to support participants! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success! Okotoks Lemonade Day is a not-for-profit organization set up by local entrepreneurs – all funds collected through local sponsorships will be used directly to support this exciting program!