Students at Globe University’s Woodbury campus worked with local youth in a nationally known program called Lemonade Day.
The Globe University students taught area youth how to start, own and operate their own business by setting up a lemonade stand. The students worked one-on-one with the children to pass on knowledge learned in the classroom to younger members of the community.
For Globe University students, the experience of getting out of the classroom and into the community was rewarding.
“I had the opportunity to work with a young man that realized his potential to be an entrepreneur through this event,” said Patrick Wirkus, a business management student. “It was great to use my business skills to work with him on setting a budget, goals and marketing the event.”
Becky Grogan, business administration student said, “We all had so much fun teaching the kids about the business side of running a lemonade stand. It was rewarding to be there from beginning to end to see the kids get excited about making their stands. It was a great experience and I would love to do it again!”
The mission of Lemonade Day is to provide an opportunity for families, businesses, community organizations and schools to train the next generation of entrepreneurs the foundations of running a business.