We are thrilled to bring
to all parts of Waco this year! We are already underway, working with the enthusiasm and energy that this ambitious program deserves.
is a non-profit organization that encourages kids in our community to become entrepreneurs early on by creating their very own small business; a lemonade stand.
Today’s youth in all parts of Waco have the optimism and energy to become successful entrepreneurs. Teachers and mentors are signing up to guide kids through the lesson-based program.
They begin by teaching students to have a dream and vision, then create a business plan, and finally, execute the plan on May 4.
The curriculum has many exciting aspects that we love to talk about:
1. It encourages the kids to find business partners, or investors, to invest in their lemonade stand. They ask for loans to get started and are expected to pay the investors back.
2. Kids need to pick a spot for their stand in Waco. This allows them to discover real-life lessons in real estate, like traffic counts and commercial areas of the city.
3. The book the kids receive talks about budgeting, income, expenses, and goal setting.
These basic business lessons are the same ideas they can use to start a business in the future wherever they are.