BABSON, LEMONADE DAY BOSTON NOW OFFERING FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

New opportunity as part of an array of exciting Lemonade Day entrepreneurship events and activities this spring

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Babson and its signature community resource, Lemonade Day Boston,are hosting free trainings for Boston Public School teachers, each worth 2.5 Professional Development Points (PDPs). This opportunity is a brand new addition to Lemonade Day Boston entrepreneurship and life skills programing, one that no other Lemonade Day convener in the U.S. has yet to provide.

This teaching effort mirrors the foremost objective of the Lemonade Day initiative: 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.

While earning free Diverse Learners Credits, teachers will be taught how to introduce entrepreneurship, basic business skills, and financial literacy to their students. Babson’s Youth Entrepreneurial Program Team will help teachers explore enrichment opportunities and Common Core linkages that will allow them to incorporate Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® into their own classroom projects and activities.

Trainings will focus on the following topics:

  • Defining entrepreneurship as a competency
  • Fostering entrepreneurial thought strategies for creating discussion about entrepreneurship
  • Developing educational field projects
  • Introducing the Lemonade Day Curriculum: Tools for teaching entrepreneurship and promoting divergent thinking

Event Information:
Wednesday, March 18
8:30-11:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19
10:00-12:30 p.m. and 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3
2:00-4:30 p.m. (Location TBD)

Monday, April 6
8:30-11:00 a.m. (Location TBD)

**Additional trainings to be scheduled accordingly, based on demand

Location: Tobin Community Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1481 Tremont St., Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

**Parking is limited. This location is accessible by the MBTA Orange and Green Lines, and Bus Routes 15, 19, 22, 23, 35, 38, 39, 42, 44, 45, and 66

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Lemonade Day Bost​on, now in its 5th consecutive year supporting local youth, will involve upwards of 4,000 thousand Boston students from Allston, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale, Roxbury, and beyond, thanks to the Babson community, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and 19 area companies, foundations, agencies, and philanthropists.

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Celebrations will commence during a fun carnival-themed kick-off event on April 25, 2015 – the first of many entrepreneurial activities during a momentous seven-day stretch that will soon be known as ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Week’. Lemonade Day Boston will officially take place throughout the city on Saturday May 2, 2015. And on May 3, two local student teams will represent their schools and compete for the Babson Boston Cup after being selected for their new business ideas developed during the spring semester as part of the Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy, an opportunity for students from Boston-area schools to learn about entrepreneurial thinking through the process of identifying, planning, and launching a new venture to address an issue they have recognized.

For more information about the trainings or to learn more about Lemonade Day Boston, contact Janai Mungalsingh, Youth Entrepreneurial Program Manager at (781) 239-6001.

About Lemonade Day

Lemonade Day is a part of Prepared 4 Life, a nonprofit that provides fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship. Lemonade Day was born in Houston in 2007, and was inspired by the lessons local entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse taught his young daughter and her friend when they set up a lemonade stand. Since then it has grown to a nationwide program, operating in over 40 cities and engaging nearly 250,000 youth.

About Babson College

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 Brianna DiPietro, bdipietro@babson.edu, (781) 239-4548 | 03/16/2015 03:40