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Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc. Offers Second Beaver County Lemonade Day

Friday, July 15th, 2016:  The Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc. is pleased to announce that Beaver County’s second Lemonade Day will occur on Tuesday, July 19th from 10am-3pm along the 500 block of Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa.
More About the Lemonade Day Program:
Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse co-founded the non-profit Prepared for Life (P4L) with his wife Lisa in 2005.  P4L started as an after-school program directed at teaching youth entrepreneurial and life skills along with character development.  Inspired by events leading up to his daughter Lissa opening up her own lemonade stand, Michael saw firsthand the value and potential that a city-wide Lemonade Day could offer children in their understanding of entrepreneurship.  Lemonade Day was formally launched in Houston in 2007 and has since spread to cities all across the country with more than 200,000 youth participants.
Lemonade Day is typically held in late spring or early summer with registration beginning early in the year.  Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day.  These include creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community.  In addition to enhancing their math calculations, reading comprehension, and communications skills, participants develop financial literacy, critical thinking, civic responsibility, customer service, problem solving, presentation skills, leadership, personal productivity, self-direction, social responsibility, social skills, and self-confidence.  They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some.
Lemonade Day empowers youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
The Franklin Center of Beaver County, Inc. with support from the City of Aliquippa, will offer Lemonade Day on Tuesday, July 19th.   Student participants will compete to see who has the Best Stand, Best Business, and Best Tasting Lemonade, and Mayor Dwan B. Walker has issued an official proclamation declaring July 19th “Lemonade Day” in the City of Aliquippa.
Lemonade Day will join the Franklin Center’s established portfolio of youth entrepreneurship programs, which includes a K-12th grade summer and after-school pathway program offered year-round with founding partner The Community College of Beaver County.
The program is sponsored locally by PNC Bank.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information or to help sponsor the program, contact Sandra M. Curry, Franklin Center Education Director and Lemonade Day Regional Director at (724) 378-2882 ext. 20 or scurry@franklincenter.org.

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