Fort Hood entrepreneurs of tomorrow participate in Lemonade Day
FORT HOOD, Texas -- Young Fort Hood entrepreneurs will man lemonade stands May 5 in Fort Hood housing participating in Lemonade Day, an educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business.
Stand locations include Clear Creek Post Exchange, Clear Creek Commissary, Warrior Way Post Exchange, Bronco Youth Center, Community Park in Comanche I & II and individual residences in Kouma and Comanche III.
Children of all ages will learn to set goals, develop a plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and give back to their community as part of the event. The children get to keep the money they make and are encouraged to save a little, spend a little, and share a little with the community.
Area youth entrepreneurs will have lemonade stands set up throughout the Greater Killeen area to include Harker Heights, Fort Hood and Copperas Cove.
Nationwide, Lemonade Day is organized by Prepared 4 Life, a non-profit organization that provides fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship. Tens of thousands of kids across the nation are expected to set up lemonade stands in their communities.
Locally, sponsors include First National Bank of Texas, Fort Hood National Bank, the Western Union Foundation, H-E-B, Chick-fil-A, Fort Hood Family Housing and Fort Hood's Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
For more information about Lemonade Day, visit http://forthood.lemonadeday.org.
Media interested in touring the stands on Fort Hood should meet at 12:45 p.m. May 5 in the south side parking lot of the visitors' center.
fax: (254) 287-4052
Bldg. 18010 T. J. Mills Blvd., Ste. B209
Fort Hood, TX 76544