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Lemonade Day Boston To Make Largest Community Impact To Date

Boston Mayor Walsh, Babson College, and partners launch program for more than 4,000 local students during inaugural Youth Entrepreneurship Week, April 24 - May 2

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have announced exciting new plans for Lemonade Day Boston 2015, now in its 5th consecutive year supporting children in the Greater Boston area. The growing initiative, championed by Babson to help empower youth through entrepreneurship, college-readiness, financial literacy, and life-skills programming, will see upwards of 4,000 local participants during a mix of new and traditional Lemonade Day Boston activities.

For the first time ever, the week leading up to the actual day of business will be named 'Youth Entrepreneurship Week', and will be buzzing with student entrepreneurial activity. It will commence with a lemonade stand build event hosted by the Carpenters' Union on April 24, followed by a carnival-themed kickoff at the Tobin Community Center in Boston, featuring fun, related sponsor activities on April 25.

The children's entrepreneurial efforts will then be put to the test as they launch lemonade stands across the city of Boston on May 2 - helping to raise funds for deserving charitable causes, while employing Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) in a hands-on, educational pursuit.

"Lemonade Day is about celebrating the creative and entrepreneurial nature of our City's young people," said Mayor Walsh, "I look forward to again seeing the different ways young people use this opportunity to shape their future successes."

Lemonade Day Boston compliments Babson's mission to educate leaders who can create great economic and social value everywhere. As a resource for educators, Babson and Lemonade Day Boston now also offer free professional development opportunities for Boston Public School teachers to further implement Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® within students' everyday curriculum. In addition, Babson utilizes Lemonade Day Boston as a unique opportunity to teach its renowned education to the next generation - an imperative step in helping youth take ownership of their lives and become more productive members of society.

Additional Lemonade Day Boston events and initiatives are to be announced.

Sponsors

  • Staples
  • New England Blacks in Philanthropy
  • Steven C. Kletjian Family
  • Len & Phyllis Schlesinger
  • The John W. Henry Family Foundation
  • Brightcove
  • Sodexo
  • Wells Fargo
  • Webster Bank
  • First Republic
  • Bain Capital
  • NEPC, LLC   
  • Jeff Feingold and Family
  • Gilbane
  • The Remodeling Company
  • Locke Lord
  • Best Automatic Sprinkler Corp.
  • Fred C. Church Insurance
  • Red Sox Foundation
  • Canon   

About Lemonade Day Boston

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 40 cities and engaging nearly 250,000 youth.  Visit http://boston.lemonadeday.org/

About Babson College

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. Visit www.babson.edu

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