Jackie Unit – Lemonade Stand

  • 12 participants
  • Funds raised: $706.40 (353 cups of lemonade)
  • Charity of choice: The Outreach Center of Lafayette (Contact-Director, Bruce Gilcrease)

75% to The Outreach Center of Lafayette – $529.80

25% to kids for group celebration – $176.60

Each Club has identified youth to help with sales, but whom have also been part of the planning process as

Granberry Unit – Lemonade Stand

  • 10 participants
  • Funds raised: $356 (178 cups of lemonade)
  • Charity of choice: United Way of Acadiana (Contact-Stephanie Poole)

75% to United Way of Acadiana – $267.00

25% to kids for group celebration – $89.00

Kirk Taylor with Chase Bank met with both Jackie and Granberry Unit participants and spoke to them about planning and marketing the event.  We discussed strategies and plans of how to make the event successful. Each week leading up to the event Directors met with participants to One of our premier programs at the Boys & Girls Club is weekly planning and brainstorming sessions focusing on leadership, finances, and the impact of small businesses on their local communities. Participants were continuously challenged create, build, market and execute the plans developed to strive to reach the goal they set for total cups if lemonade sold. In addition, the groups of participants were guided to research various local charities and their missions to determine the charity they would choose to donate most of the proceeds to.

Some participants also took part in the Career Launch program which is one of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s job-readiness and career preparation program. It provides fun and interactive activities for youth ages 13-18 to explore a broad range of career areas, match their interest to career clusters and identify the skills and education needed for their chosen career path/ Career Launch is designed to support youth in preparing for their first job, internships, summer employment and so much more. This was a great addition to our project hence if provide an insight to participants regarding potential careers in the marketing, sales, entrepreneurship sectors. It was truly an exciting and informative opportunity and experience for our youth.