Kids learn about business on Lowcountry Lemonade Day
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Do you have a budding entrepreneur living under your roof? Parents, you might want to listen!
Lowcountry Lemonade Day is back for its second year. The free program is aimed at all children in Chatham County and teaches them how to start and run their own business. In this case, the business is their own lemonade stand.
Organizers say so far three towns in the county, including Tybee Island, have recognized May 7, 2022 as Lowcountry Lemonade Day. While the event is a few weeks away, registrations are open now.
Last year, organizers said more than 150 children signed up for the program and they hope to get more than 500 this year. The program is for children in grades 3-5, however, all children are welcome.
Throughout the program, children will have access to various online lessons where they will learn things like writing a business plan and budgeting. Then they’ll put what they’ve learned to the test on Lemonade Day for a chance to win one of four contests: Best Booth, Best Tasting, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Business Results. business.
Organizer Jenna Thornton says they received great feedback last year and some kids have continued with their businesses ever since.
“We have a group of kids in the area who were even selling hot chocolate in the winter after last year and their businesses are really taking off. So we’re excited to give them a little reminder this summer to keep doing that,” Thornton said.
There is plenty of time to register, so if you are interested, please click here.
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