The 2018 Lemonade Day kickoff event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st from 3pm-5pm at Hilltop National Bank’s main branch at 300 Country Club road.

This is the first opportunity for kids to register for the 2018 Lemonade Day and to pick up their backpacks full of information to guide them through the process of starting their own business.

The first 50 kids to register during the kickoff will receive a special prize, and there will be free cookies and lemonade while supplies last.

Backpacks will be available at any Hilltop National Bank location starting May 2nd.  Backpacks contain the official guide to starting your own business as well as coupons, special offers and prizes from our sponsors- all aimed at helping kids to run a successful  business.

Lemonade Day is a FREE community event, focused on teaching kids how to start and run their own business.  Kids are lead through a 14-step process that includes budgeting, marketing, construction, research, developing a recipe, and tabulating business results.  Then on June 23rd, kids all over Casper will be open for business as they set up their stands all over town.  Kids keep 100% of the money that they make.

In the past 4 years, over 3,500 kids have registered for Lemonade Day in Casper.  2018 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet, so kids are encouraged to register, even if they have done so in the past.  In an informal 2016 poll, Casper kids reported that they made an average of $100 on Lemonade Day.  With over 300 stands that year, the total amount of money that the community of Casper spent to support youth in entrepreneurism is estimated to be over $30,000.  This is money spent by the citizens to purchase lemonade, all in a single day.

Amy Crawford, Casper’s Lemonade Day City Director, says Lemonade Day is for everyone, “This is an event where all of Casper can participate - as an entrepreneur, an investor, a mentor, and a customer!  The lessons taught through this program can help develop an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age.  We are constantly impressed by the kids’ creativity as they come up with new and fresh ideas each year.”

Lemonade Day will be held on June 23rd, 2018. 

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Lemonade Day is presented by Hilltop National Bank, and is produced with a partnership between Townsquare Media and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Wyoming.