New York, NY; Houston, TX - April 17, 2014 — Lemonade Day and Girls Inc. are joining together in a national strategic partnership in order to train girls in entrepreneurship and teach them basic economic literacy and business skills. Supported by Google for Entrepreneurs' #40Forward initiative, this partnership makes Lemonade Day's entrepreneurship program available to Girls Inc. affiliates across the U.S. and Canada.
Girls ages 8-18 years old will gain first-hand experience in planning, opening, and running their own small business – the iconic American lemonade stand. Using Lemonade Day's step-by-step lessons, trained Girls Inc. staff will guide girls through the planning, budgeting, investment, procurement, marketing, and selling processes to achieve self-defined goals.
“Experience is the best teacher. Through our partnership with Lemonade Day, Girls Inc. is providing girls new hands-on experiences that help them develop skills to draw upon in the future,” said Judy Vredenburgh, Girls Inc. President and CEO. “Learning how to set goals, make a plan, solve problems, create and stick to a budget, address real-life challenges, and earn money as a result of their hard work solidifies critical economic lessons. Today's Lemonade Day participants can become tomorrow's entrepreneur.”