Big Bend Kids Open Lemonade Stands and Become Entrepreneurs

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Jun 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-13 22:26:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Florida A&M University's School of Business and Industry teamed up with children across the Big Bend to teach the ropes of entrepreneurship. 

Saturday marked the first ever "Lemonade Day" in the Capital City. "Lemonade Day" is a national program sponsored by companies like Google and Prepared For Life. 

It teaches students k-12 how to start, own, and operate a business, using the classic lemonade stand model. 

Kaitlyn Reed reflected on her experience. "It's a lot of hard work and with the effort you can do amazing things," said Reed.

Jonah Smith also opened his own stand and understood the lesson being taught by the program.

"I realize there's a lot of things in life you're going to want and you don't just get money. Money doesn't grow off of trees. So instead if you want money you need to work hard you need to set something up you need to keep things in mind, you need to have a budget. There's a lot of things you need to do," said Smith.

Lemonade day started in Houston, TX in 2007 with 2,700 kids. Today, more than 800,00 participate.