Lemonade has been a go-to summer-time refreshment for decades.
This Thursday, North Bay residents will be able to enjoy it to their heart’s content as The Business Centre Nipissing Parry Sound (TBC) brings Lemonade Day to the city.
It’s the first time that the global youth initiative has made its way to the gateway city.
Youth and Entrepreneurship Coordinator at the TBC Carla White says that participants have been working hard to complete activities provided by Lemonade Day since February.
“It’s a big program with a bunch of modules for the kids to complete that shows them entrepreneurship basics. It’s an app, and it’s all about them completing the activities with either their parents or a mentor.”
Some of the activities including teaching financial literacy, promoting entrepreneurship, teaching kids to be responsible and self-reliant, as well as contributing to their community’s development.
“Participants will keep the money they earn,” she said. “and will be encouraged to spend some, save some for the future and share some by giving to a local charity of their choice.”
White says that the pandemic has impacted the community and the event in many ways, but with guidelines provided by the Health unit they are able to continue with the event.
“We are pleased to allow participants the opportunity to host drive-thru style lemonade stands on Lemonade Day. This will limit interaction and enforce social distancing regulations,” said White.
“Multiple lemonade stands will be up across the City on Thursday with many children participating in the event. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and the kids will have a great experience!” finished White.
Lemonade Day was created in Texas in 2007. Since the program’s launch, more than 80 cities around the world have participated. Studies have proven that introducing kids to entrepreneurial experiences at an early age makes a measurable impact on their future decisions related to education, training, life, and work.