Fort Chamber to Host Lemonade Day
Lemonade Day is Coming to Fort Atkinson
The City of Fort Atkinson is joining 76 other cities across the globe to implement National Lemonade Day, Saturday, May 4. Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day has spread to over 57 cities in 23 states and 3 countries. This year, Fort Atkinson kids will get to join in on the fun.
This first year is a pilot program in partnership between the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Fort Community Credit Union, and BASE (Badgerland Afterschool Enrichment Program). Students in 4th and 5th grades throughout the community are welcome to participate, and additional sponsors and mentors are needed, as well.
Each child that registers receives a FREE backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the valuable lessons of Lemonade Day - including how to set a goal, make a plan, work the plan and achieve their dreams. Once a youth pays their investor back, they keep all of the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some of their profit.
Anyone and everyone can be involved in Lemonade Day! Young entrepreneurs with lemonade stands need mentors, investors, business partners, great locations, and customers! Sponsors and volunteers are also needed to make Lemonade Day a success.
Registration is now open, with backpack pick-up scheduled for the week of March 11. To register, visit www.lemonadeday/fortatkinson.org. Registration forms are also available at the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce, BASE sites, and at area financial institutions: FCCU, PremierBank, Johnson Bank, and Badger Bank.