WVU BrickStreet Center hosts third annual Lemonade Day on downtown campus April 27

April 25, 2016

From lemons to lemonade, the BrickStreet Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Club at West Virginia University are teaching children in the Morgantown area about entrepreneurship through Lemonade Day.

The center and the club will host the third annual Lemonade Day on Wednesday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on WVU’s downtown campus. Third through sixth graders from local elementary schools will set up lemonade stands near the Mountainlair to sell lemonade, with proceeds to be donated to a local charitable organization of the children’s choice.

Representatives of the BrickStreet Center, housed within the College of Business and Economics, and the B&E Entrepreneurship Club will also spend time with the young students to teach them about entrepreneurship during a morning educational session.

“Becoming a successful entrepreneur is my ultimate career goal. Watching these kids learning by doing and getting excited about entrepreneurship and giving back to their community is really a rewarding experience,” said Brandon Cook, WVU senior finance major and club president. “Last year, the kids earned a little over $500 and this year we hope to exceed that amount to give to a local charity, and also to really teach the kids the essence of business and entrepreneurship.”

Lemonade Day is a national organization that empowers children to become entrepreneurs. The organization believes that by running their own lemonade stands, kids learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams.