Lemonade Day Chicago is Empowering Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.
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Lemonade Day Chicago is a free, community-wide, educational program designed to teach youth how to start, own, and operate their own small business.Students work with teachers or after school instructors through a guided curriculum that walks them from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any big company.  Inspiring youth 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.  The program culminates on June 8 with Lemonade Day, an event where students become entrepreneurs and launch their own lemonade stands across the Chicago area.  In 2014, we’ll reach at least 5,000 students and work with over 30 school partners.

In Chicago Lemonade Day is presented by the Future Founders Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit that offers engaging project-based learning opportunities to students in 3rd through 12th grades.  In addition to Lemonade Day, the Future Founders Foundation operates two other programs: Connect to the Future connects middle and high school students with mentors to help them explore various career opportunities and develop skills for success, and Future Founders, a program that encourages high school students to become entrepreneurs, work for entrepreneurs, or bring an entrepreneurial spirit to corporations.

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