In 2007, founder Michael Holthouse had a vision to empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business—a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day is a strategic 14-step process that walks youth from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company. Inspiring kids to work hard and make a profit, they are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community. Launched in Houston, Texas, in 2007, Lemonade Day has grown from 2,700 kids in one city to 150,000 kids in 36 cities across America and Canada. With the help of partners like Google, Lemonade Day will bring this entrepreneurial experience to one million kids in 100 cities across America, sparking entrepreneurship and empowering youth in a way that’s never been done to scale.
Lemonade Day first came to Alaska in 2011. Now in its third year, Lemonade Day Alaska has grown from 1,000 participants in its first year to an anticipated 3,500 registered youth statewide this spring. With generous support from Wells Fargo, Fred Meyer, the Anchorage Daily News and others, Lemonade Day Alaska is ready for 2013 to be the most exciting Lemonade Day yet! Learn more and register youth here.