1,500 BOSTON KIDS LAUNCH THEIR FIRST BUSINESSES – LEMONADE STANDS!

On Saturday, May 5, Boston-area kids will be joined by Babson Pres. Schlesinger, Former NE Patriot and SkyCrepers founder, Matt Chatham, Lisa Donovan of Kiss 108 and Chacarero owner, Juan Hurtado, to kick-off Lemonade Day Boston.

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On Saturday, May 5, Boston-area kids will be joined by Babson President Len Schlesinger, Former New England Patriot and SkyCrepers founder, Matt Chatham, Lisa Donovan of Kiss 108’s Matty in the Morning Show and Chacarero Owner, Juan Hurtado, to kick-off Lemonade Day Boston

WHAT: Nearly 1,000 lemonade stands will be launched and operated across Boston as part of Lemonade Day Boston, a free, experiential learning program that teaches business basics, teamwork and self-direction to elementary and middle school students.  Lemonade Day also teaches the power of philanthropy; students feel empowered when they earn their own money and when they realize they can make a difference by sharing a portion of their earnings with local charities. A nationwide program, Lemonade Day is presented in Boston thanks to Babson College and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino.  For video from last year’s event, click here. 
 
WHO: Approximately 1,500 Boston-area elementary and middle school students will operate lemonade stands in neighborhoods across the City.  On-hand to support their efforts will be:
 
• Babson College President Len Schlesinger
• Lisa Donovan, co-host of Kiss108’s Matty in the Morning Show
• Matt Chatham, former New England Patriot, three-time Super Bowl champion and founder of SkyCrepers
• Juan Hurtado, proprietor of Chacarero
 
WHEN: Saturday, May 5th
Photo-opportunities from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (see below for specific times and locations.) 
 
WHERE:
  • Park Street Station (at the corner of Tremont and Park Streets) at 10:30 a.m.
    Lisa Donovan, Juan Hurtado and Babson President Len Schlesinger visit with stand proprietors from the Torch Club, Boys & Girls Club of Blue Hills.

 

  • Boloco, 247 Newbury Street (at Newbury and Fairfield) at 11:30 am
    Lisa Donovan visiting with Big Sister and Little Sister stand proprietors from the Big Sister Association. 

 

  • Dudley Fire Station, 174 Dudley Street, Roxbury at 12:30 p.m.
    Matt Chatham and Babson President, Len Schlesinger visit with stand proprietors from Friends of the Children.

About Babson College
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. For information, visit www.babson.edu.
 
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 30 cities and engaging more than 120,000 youth. 


By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 05/03/2012 06:00