Cohab, Shreveport-Bossier’s hub of entrepreneurship, is partnering with Lemonade Day Louisiana and Raising Cane’s on the sixth annual Lemonade Day set for Saturday, April 30th.
Lemonade Day Louisiana is a free, community-wide program that fosters entrepreneurship and character development among Louisiana’s youth ages 4-18 by supporting them in establishing and operating their own lemonade businesses. Young entrepreneurs are provided with a free backpack, which contains detailed support materials including an Entrepreneur Workbook to help them establish their lemonade stand. These entrepreneurs are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little by donating a portion of their proceeds to a local charity of their choice. Registration and participation is free and all youngsters are encouraged to participate. Youth can now register for the program online by visiting Louisiana.lemonadeday.org.
Parents and kids are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s event at Cohab (500 Clyde Fant Parkway, Suite 200 under the Texas Street Bridge in Downtown Shreveport), to learn more about the popular youth initiative. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other young entrepreneurs, sign up and receive their Lemonade Day Louisiana materials at the event.
“We are truly excited to partner with Cohab this year,” said Jordan Piazza, Executive Director of Lemonade Day Louisiana. “Participation has significantly increased every year in the Shreveport-Bossier area and it is because of great partners like Cohab.” “We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.”
More than 20,000 youth across Louisiana are expected to participate in the program this year. On Lemonade Day, everyone has an important job to do to support these future entrepreneurs.
The entire community is encouraged to purchase lemonade from the many stands that will be set-up throughout the state on Saturday, April 30th.
“We understand that our area’s youth are the greatest strength of our community. We’re proud to be teaming up with Louisiana Lemonade Day and Raising Cane’s on this amazing program that helps foster entrepreneurship, not to mention critical thinking, and math and reading skills for our kids,” said Cohab Director of programs, Jessica Schiele.
Interested in starting your own lemonade business now? Register now at Louisiana.lemonadeday.org. You can also visit any Raising Cane’s location in the Shreveport-Bossier area right now to register and pick up your free backpack.