Lemonade Day in Lomita

August 7, 2021

The Lomita Chamber of Commerce will host Lemonade Day on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lomita Farmers Market.

The goal is to register 100 youth who go to school or live in the Lomita area who in turn will start new businesses all across Lomita – on a single day on August 7, 2021.

The first 100 kids that sign up for Lemonade Day Lomita receive a free backpack and workbook which can be picked up at the Lomita Farmers Market on or around June 13th and at other locations to be announced.

Lemonade Day, a well-established global and national youth entrepreneurship program that teaches leadership and business skills by encouraging children to launch a lemonade business in their community, is expanding again.

The organization announced that it will bring the Lemonade Day experience to kids in Lomita. Since 2007, more than 1 million kids have learned about business ownership by participating in Lemonade Day and hosting a lemonade stand in their community. This year Lomita kids will get to join in on the fun.

Youth entrepreneurship is gaining momentum around the world. Studies have proven that introducing kids to entrepreneurial experiences at an early age makes a measurable impact on their future decisions related to education, training, life, and work.

The impact of a program like Lemonade Day is four-fold: 1) teach financial literacy to kids, which is currently absent in public and private school curriculum; 2) promote entrepreneurship, which is key to jumpstart economic growth in the state; 3) teach kids to be responsible and self-reliant, and to contribute to their community’s development; and 4) foster mentorship and bring families together.

Mentors guide participants through the youth entrepreneurship lessons through the Lemonade Day curriculum and takes participants through the journey of planning, launching and operating a business. The valuable lessons of Lemonade Day include setting a goal, making a plan, working the plan and achieving their dreams. Once a youth pays their investor back, they keep all the money they earn and are encouraged to spend some, save some, and share some of their profit.

“The Lomita Chamber is thrilled to offer this amazing opportunity to Lomita this year. It’s an event that relies on members of the community coming together for a common purpose – to train the next generation of entrepreneurs, civic leaders and engaged citizens,” said Heidi Butzine, Lomita Chamber President and CEO.

For additional information or to register for Lemonade Day Lomita visit the website at https://lemonadeday.org/lomita.

The Lomita Farmers’ Market at City Hall is located at 24300 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717.