This May the students in our Entrepreneurial Program have the great privilege of participating in Lemonade Day in Dallas for the second year in a row. Lemonade Day is a program where youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up lemonade stand businesses during their city's community-wide Lemonade Day.
On Saturday April 28th, our talented entrepreneurial team (made up of students Samuel, Daisy, Kxzari, and Keisei who attend our Kids Club programming consistently) attended an invitation-only competition at Northpark Center to compete against other local entrepreneurship teams. They showcased their signature lavender lemonade, cleverly called Urbanade, which was made in collaboration with East Hampton Sandwich Co. Not only was this day an incredible learning experience for our talented entrepreneurs, they took home the grand prize, the title of Best Tasting Lemonade!
This team of four talented students competed last year in the Lemonade Day competition and were disappointed not to place in any category. Our kids showed their resilience and were not deterred from putting in hard work all year to plan and be prepared for competition this time around. Fortunately, those efforts paid off this year!
Starting in January this year, they begin learning about budgeting and planning. With each student taking ownership of their specific role, the team worked together as a high functioning unit. The team then met with East Hampton Sandwich Co owner, Kyle Brooks, to choose their flavor of lemonade - lavender!
When asked what they learned the most from this experience of preparing and then competing, Keisei said that she grew the most in getting up the courage to go and talk to people, introducing their product and not being afraid to speak with new people. Kxzari shared that she, and the team, learned how to talk things out to work together better.
This Saturday, May 5th, the team has a chance to showcase their award-winning lemonade yet again at East Hampton in Snider Plaza! The Urbanade entrepreneurial team will be at the East Hampton restaurant from 11am - 5pm to sell their delicious lemonade! Come on by and taste it for yourself!
Behind Every Door is proud to be a part of this experience with our students with East Hampton Sandwich Company through Lemonade Day. Learn more at https://behindeverydoor.org/urbanade.