A Toast to Lemonade Day Dallas
On March 3, Lemonade Day Dallas kicked off its 2015 season with a special dedication by Mayor Mike Rawlings at the Trinity Groves development in West Dallas. A warm welcome (on a not-so-warm rainy Dallas Tuesday) from national Lemonade Day President Michael Holthouse captured the excitement and mission of Lemonade Day – to help children pursue and realize the American Dream. Lemonade Day’s entrepreneurial, experiential learning program teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Michael Holthouse launched Lemonade Day in Houston in 2007 and it has grown from 2,700 kids participating in one city to 225,000 children in nearly 36 cities across America and Canada.
As Mayor Rawlings declared May 2nd officially as Lemonade Day in Dallas, he challenged the city to get involved, taste some lemonade, and “pay these kids a lot of money” for their hard work. With children from every socioeconomic background and zip code invited to participate, this event truly transcends traditional education boundaries and teaches critical skills for real-world success, including:
- Financial Literacy & Economics
- College Readiness & Career
- Life Skills/Personal Development
At the kick-off event, free lemonade samples from several participating area high schools were offered in a variety of colors and cups, including – our favorite – champagne flutes. We are proud to support and raise a toast to Lemonade Day Dallas. Here’s to another (even more) successful year in 2015!
To find out how you can get involved in Lemonade Day Dallas on May 2, 2015, visit http://dallas.lemonadeday.org/.