Imperial Sugar Becomes the Sweet Ingredient for Lemonade Day, Sunday, May 3, 2009
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Held on the first Sunday of May every year since 2007, Lemonade Day (www.LemonadeDay.org) offers young people the opportunity to savor the sweet taste of success that comes with setting up, owning and operating their very own lemonade business. Lemonade Day has gained considerable momentum, growing from 2,600 stands in 2007 to 11,200 in 2008 – an impressive 400 percent growth! With significant backing from Imperial Sugar and thousands of other supporters, Lemonade Day 2009 is destined to be even greater this year with an expected 25,000 lemonade stands staffed by as many as 75,000 eager young entrepreneurs.
Lemonade Day organizers are thrilled that
“Sponsoring Lemonade Day is a perfect fit for us since you can’t make lemonade without a sweetener,” said
Recipe for Success
“Prepared 4 Life is thrilled to be partnered with Imperial Sugar and
Holthouse reports that, last year, the combined youth of the
“This is an amazing example of how everyone can get involved – on Lemonade Day everyone has a job: it’s either buying or selling lemonade. With the simple act of purchasing a cup from one of our youth, we are demonstrating that we care about their future,” Holthouse added. “The success of Lemonade Day has caught the attention of many other cities around the nation, so this year we have added two additional cities and plan to add 10 more next year. Our goal is to reach 100 cities over the next five years and train over one million youth in the process.”
Once children are registered, Prepared 4 Life – along with its many partners – provides all young entrepreneurs with free yellow backpacks filled with the educational materials they need to start their own successful lemonade business. The educational process for youth centers on the pairing of the child with a caring adult who serves as a coach to help him or her get the most out of their experience. The backpacks include an Entrepreneur’s Workbook and a Caring Adult Guide with proven step-by-step strategies that make the experience fun and rewarding. Children learn many important life skills including: setting goals, business planning, finding an investor, selecting a site, advertising, purchasing supplies, developing and pricing their products, serving customers, making a profit, basic accounting, opening a bank account, and ultimately giving back to the community. All materials are available in English and Spanish at www.LemonadeDay.org.
Imperial Sugar is sweetening the Lemonade Day experience by supplying sample packets of pre-measured Imperial Sugar, a lemonade recipe booklet and coupons for Imperial Sugar products. Wholesome Sweeteners, partially owned by Imperial Sugar, will also provide alternatives to sugar in the form of organic honey sticks, agave nectar or Organic Zero — an organic sugar substitute, as well cost-saving coupons for many of its products.
“In these challenging financial times, it’s important that all of us help train the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs – it’s what makes America great. Lemonade Day is literally helping build the American Dream in our youth – one lemonade stand at a time,” Holthouse commented.
More about Lemonade Day and P4L
Prepared 4 Life is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation that provides after school programs and character enrichment experiences in seven inner city Houston middle schools. Please visit www.prepared4life.org for more information.
To learn about ways that everyone can get involved in Lemonade Day,
For specific information about sponsorships, partnerships and donations, please contact
More about Imperial Sugar
Imperial Sugar Company is one of the largest processors and marketers of refined sugar in
SOURCE Prepared 4 Life