Lemonade Day teaches local kids about being an entrepreneur

Published: May. 1, 2016 at 10:41 PM CDT
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You may have seen a lot of lemonade stands around Bryan/College Station Sunday afternoon.

While they certainly provided a refreshing treat on the rather warm day, they also served another purpose - teaching kids to be entrepreneurs.

Sunday was officially "Lemonade Day" across the nation.

It began in Houston in 2007, and has grown from just 2,700 kids taking part to now, over a million.

We talked with a girl who set up shop on Autumn Street in Bryan, who said she learned a lot, including how great it feels to be rewarded with a tip.

Marley Loya says, "Happy. Excited. It's like yes! I got extra money! I learned that you have to keep track of how much money you have and the money your parents start you off with, you have to give some of it back to them."

Each child who registered their stand online gets a backpack with a entrepreneur workbook that teaches them 14 different Lemonade Day lessons, including creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community.

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