Local kids stirring up success for Lemonade Day
Saturday, May 6 is Lemonade Day and there will be hundreds of stands around town being run by young entrepreneurs.
Lemonade Day is a national event that has a mission of teaching kids about responsibility and problem solving, all while having fun.
The kids get to keep all of the profit from their stands and are encouraged to spend some, share some, and save some.
"The idea is just to teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship, just social skills that you would learn from starting a small business," explained Caitlin Wheat, the Lemonade Day BCS city director.
Adrian and Atiana Longoria are two College Station kids that are participating in this year's Lemonade Day. Adrian has been participating in the community-wide event for three years and this is Atiana's first year.
The Longoria kids are saving the money they earn at their stand for their college funds. While they're just seven and five years old, they both say they are already planning on being Aggies when they grow up!
Their stand will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday on Shallow Creek Loop in College Station.
Kids can sign up for free until the day of the event. The website where you can sign up is under the related links section of this story.
There is also a map on on the Lemonade Day BCS website that shows you where some stands will be set up.