On Saturday, May 3, more than 3,000 children will take to the streets of Boston as part of an educational initiative to learn how to start, own, and operate their own business. In this case, that business is a lemonade stand.
The effort is part of Lemonade Day Boston, a program led by Babson College President Len Schlesinger meant to introduce entrepreneurship educational activities to young children in and around the Greater Boston Area, according to the Lemonade Day Boston website.
"The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society -- the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow," the site reads.
Those interested in registering for the program can do so here.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be on hand at the Boston Carpenters Training Center on Wednesday of this week to help students build their stands, according to the Boston Herald.
As part of the effort, students receive instruction on the matters of revenue, profit and producing business plans; in past years, stands have earned as much as $400 in profits, according to the Herald.