Little stands lead to BIG impact

Over 15 years, across 90 communities in 3 countries, Lemonade Day has helped youth learn
financial literacy and life skills, one cup at a time.

The numbers are big


youth participants across North America


revenue has been earned from Lemonade Day


profit has been earned from Lemonade Day


has been donated by Lemonade Day youth

And the impact is HUGE


of participating youth improve financial and business literacy skills and communication


of participating youth open a new bank account and start saving money


Lemonade Day youth are 2x more likely to invent something that changes the world


say “I plan to start my own business”


say “I will invent something that will change the world”


say “I can find lots of ways around a problem”

Lessons from

By running a lemonade stand, youth learn how to set a goal, make a plan, and work hard
to achieve their dreams, all while gaining foundational business and life skills
that prepare them for a lifetime of success.

Financial Literacy & Economics

  • Capital Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Supply & Demand
  • Credit, Debt, Gross & Net Income
  • Marginal Utility
  • Return on Investment
  • Compound Interest

College & Career Readiness

  • Critical Thinking & Collaboration
  • Interest in Attending College
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Capital Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Supply & Demand
  • Credit, Debt, Gross & Net Income

Life Skills & Personal Development

  • Leadership
  • Belief That Attaining Goals
    is Within Reach
  • Personal Productivity
  • Self-Direction & Time Management
  • Social Responsibility & Charity
  • Social Skills & Self Confidence


  • Math Calculations
  • Reading & Interpreting Data
  • Oral & Written Communication

The hardest thing I faced was talking to people. I felt shy at the beginning, and then I learned it was better to be brave and friendly.

Millie, Age 5
Lemonade Day Entrepreneur, 2023

I want to put up a lemonade stand every year until I earn enough money to start my own business.

Shriya, Age 8
Lemonade Day Entrepreneur, 2023

I met my goals. I learned A LOT. I have $20 for a toy, $60 for the Children’s Hospital, and lots to put in the bank.

Charlie, Age 6
Lemonade Day Entrepreneur, 2023

I was a little scared no one would want to buy my lemonade, but I did it anyways. And I made up my own jokes to tell people.

Fern, Age 6
Lemonade Day Entrepreneur, 2023

We thought selling lemonade would be fun, and guess what? It is! Plus, it’s cool to have our own little business.

Josiah (Age 11), Isaiah (Age 9), and Elias (Age 7)
Lemonade Day Entrepreneurs, 2023

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Get involved!

Mentor a youth

Calling all parents, aunties, uncles, and guardians!
Register your youth and support their success.

Get your class involved

You’re a mentor too. But we’ve got unique resources to support launching Lemonade Day in your classroom.

Join our volunteer team

Join our Lemon Council and help us make Lemonade Day a sweet success.

Become a sponsor

Introducing kids to entrepreneurship is priceless… but we need your help to make it happen.

Ready to squeeze the day?