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Gov. Edwards and Raising Cane’s CEO kickoff Lemonade Day 2019

Posted at 10:36 PM, Mar 18, 2019

Gov. John Bel Edwards and Raising Cane’s CEO Todd Graves announced plans for the ninth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Lemonade Day is a nationwide initiative that encourages entrepreneurship in children by providing tools for them to start lemonade stands in their local communities.

Participants, ranging from ages 6 to 15, are given business lessons through Lemonade Day’s interactive game platform Lemonopolis. In addition to educational gaming, teachers and parents are provided detailed lesson plans to introduce the various skills necessary for children to start their lemonade stand.

Participants are taught problem-solving, communication skills, self-esteem, and philanthropy amongst other valuable lessons for self-improvement.

Young entrepreneurs who participate in Lemonade Day raise an average of $150 in their first year and continue to see growth in their businesses when returning for second and subsequent years. Leaders of Lemonade Day Louisiana encourage children to divide their earnings equally amongst saving, personal spending, and giving back to their community.

In addition to raising funds and learning valuable entrepreneurship skills, each year leaders of Lemonade Day Louisiana choose an Entrepreneur of the Year to highlight an exceptional young entrepreneur during the annual campaign. Lemonade Day has chapters in over 60 cities across the United States and Canada, and over 1 million children have participated.

Children wishing to participate can register now at any Raising Cane’s location in Louisiana or online at www.lemonadeday.org/louisiana.