BABSON’S ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE, “SHARK” DAYMOND JOHN, PREVIEWED LEMONADE DAY BOSTON AT BCYF GIRLS SUMMIT
Daymond John, FUBU creator and ABC-TV “Shark” fielded entrepreneurship questions in anticipation of Lemonade Day Boston from youth at the Girls Summit 2012 on March 31.
Daymond John, FUBU creator and ABC-TV “Shark” fielded
entrepreneurship questions from Boston girls
Babson College offered a sneak peek of its upcoming Lemonade Day Boston event during the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Girls Summit 2012 “Let’s Keep It Movin” on March 31. Suzanne Picher, City Director for Lemonade Day Boston, led participants in an entrepreneurship workshop followed by a Q&A session with FUBU creator and ABC-TV “Shark” Daymond John. This exposure to hands-on entrepreneurship boosts financial literacy skills, empowers participants to become future leaders, and provided a preview of what’s to come when Lemonade Day Boston is celebrated on Saturday, May 5th 2012.
Through Lemonade Day Boston, 1,500 local youth will learn how to run a business. The BCYF Girls Summit workshop offered an advance peek at key takeaways from the national event, highlighting the importance of confidence, critical thinking and the power of entrepreneurship.
About Lemonade Day
Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It is part of Prepared 4 Life, a nonprofit that provides fun, proactive, hands-on programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship. Lemonade Day began in Houston, Texas in 2007, and its reach has spread from the first two children in Houston, to the 120,000 youth across 31 cities in the U.S. and Canada that are involved today. The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower 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.
Babson College, ranked #1 in the country for entrepreneurship education, championed the effort to bring Lemonade Day to Boston in 2011. Through Lemonade Day, Babson introduces entrepreneurship educational activities to young children and furthers its mission to educate leaders who can create great economic and social value everywhere.
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
By Nancy Sullivan, | 04/05/2012 04:45