Lemonade Day

Sweet Success Stories



Duane Zak

Duane Shaw is the CEO of Lemon Squeezos and a second-year participant in the Lemonade Day Fort Cavazos program.Duane successfully expanded his business by over 100%, generating $1,465 in total revenue. With a profit of $1,125, he saved $500, and shared $300 with a local children's non-profit. Duane has big plans for the future of his business with dreams of expanding to a food and beverage truck, and ultimately making his way into restaurants and vending machines. Read More

I wanted to participate in Lemonade Day to learn how to run a business and make a profit. I have had a lot of ideas of how to make a business but haven't known where to start. I wanted to incorporate a science theme and build my stand around that idea to stand out and be unique from all the other stands. My slogan for the stand is “A scientific lemonade experience”. I want to do My Lemonade Day again next year and use the lessons that I learned from this year to make Lemonology even better!

Lauren Grace

Edward & Ethan

Lauren Grace Edward and Ethan

I heard about Lemonade Day from a friend and wanted to learn how to run a business while raising money for a good cause and donating it to the Courage Center. This was my first time at Lemonade Day and it was a great experience! In fact, The Courage Center is holding another event and asked me to set up my Lemonade stand at their function! So, I've already been booked for another event! I'm saving part of my profit for my next business venture called, "Lauren's Love it or Leave it." I plan to sell my clothes and toys that I no longer wear or play with in order to make money to redo my bedroom!

“Lemonade Day Tallahassee has been a blessing because it echoes what my husband and I are teaching our boys. We are teaching them that you don’t have to wait until you are older to start a business. We are also teaching them that it is important to save, invest, but also give back to your community. Lemonade Day has made these principles practical for them.” Read More



Pearl Kaylee

My goals are to invest and grow my business as much as possible, even beyond Lemonade Day. I did not set out to participate in Lemonade Day because of the money, but to learn more about entrepreneurship and learn how I can create a real business as a kid. My business is called Lucky Lemonade Co. and my slogan is “luck be a lemon I like” that is sung like the song, “luck be a lady tonight”.

This year was my 2nd year being outside Sobeys grocery store. This was my third year doing lemonade day I had had so much fun in previous years I decided to do it again. I enjoy squeezing the lemons, it makes me feel good about my self and it gives me my own money. I advertised by posters to be put up in different stores, I asked my teachers and my parents to spread the word. I also have a Facebook business page that I made posts and videos about lemonade day and where to find me and what I would be selling.



Briana Danyarelie

Brianna exemplifies what it means to be an entrepreneur – a change-maker. She worked hard to set a goal, develop a business plan, secure a micro loan, create a desirable product, and market it to run a successful business. "Now that I have had the chance to run my own stand and see how great being an entrepreneur is I am going to continue doing it!" Read More 

Opening a business during a pandemic is risky, but it did not stop Danya. The young businesswoman adjusted her plan and adapted to the circumstances using social media to reach her clients. She delivered her regular and strawberry lemonades using her bike, by car with her parents, or through take out. Her excellent command of social media coupled with the use of multiple points of sale helped her exceed her initial profit goals. Read More


Ja’Qub & Jaden

Kaydence Ja’Qub and Jaden

As a four-year veteran of Lemonade Day, 12-year-old Kaydence Roberts has taken her Lemonade Day lessons and developed a very successful lemonade stand model. “To all the other kids who do Lemonade Day or are planning to, don't ever give up,” said Kaydence. “You might not make much the first year or second year.  But each year you learn something new that will make you more successful the next time and that is what being an entrepreneur of your own business is all about.”

This is the second year that 12-year old Ja’Qub Anthony and his 9-year old brother, Jaden, have participated in Lemonade Day with the support of their parents. They had so much fun in 2019 that not only did they register for Lemonade Day 2020, but they also formed an LLC and created a web site to sell their lemonade and other products online. The brothers also wrote a book called “The Boys Who Never Gave Up.” What is the boys’ advice to other kids? “Follow your dreams and never give up.”



saanvi wichita falls

"I am extremely happy about the success of 2019's lemonade day sales and profit. Very glad about having the profits to spend, save and SHARE. Me and my brother are discussing if we can continue our lemonade stands throughout summer in Farmer markets and other locations. Also as an entrepreneur am thinking about how to develop leadership skills in every project I do." Read More

"The biggest thing that I’ve learned is to have fun! This is my day to shine. The customers have come to my lemonade stand and I want to make sure that I introduce myself to each and every one. I thank them for their support and even send thank you cards."



Lubbock Avy

"I did lemonade day because since I was six years old, business has been a part of who I am. Two years ago I started a lemon cookie business, and as it hit off it took over my stand. I went from 120 dozen the first year to over 250 the next. So, instead of doing lemonade day next year, I have chosen to give it to my favorite little business girl - Addison, and am going to pursue my cookie business."

"Through my  school, I worked really hard to learn the valuable Lemonade Day lessons, which included the importance of spending, saving, and sharing. The lessons taught me not only to set solid business goals and save for my future, but also inspired me to share with those less fortunate. Thank you National Lemonade Day for inspiring me and so many other kids to become a successful entrepreneur!"

Madison & Morgan


Austin Haiden

"Magic Lemonade was started by Madison Harrington and Morgan Morris.  The reason for participating in Lemonade Day is because of the joy in owning your own business.  It gives the feeling of building something and then see how people respond to it." 

"Lemonade Day taught me so much but most of all it taught me that is takes a lot of hard work and preparation to own and run your own business. It taught me that you have to work hard to earn money and it has taught me to appreciate everything my parents buy me."

Elijah & Matthias

Kendra & Daniel

Fort Hood KandD

"Twelve-year-old entrepreneurs Matthias Ulch and Elijah Haverkost developed a mighty strong business strategy that turned these best friends into business partners. Just like in the business world, they learned to recognize each other’s strengths to help them succeed as entrepreneurs."

"Becoming the owners of Klaus Lemonade by K&D has been a challenge, and at the same time a great step in our lives. Learn about entrepreneurship, budget,marketing and other important topics helped us to understand that working in our own business, was the best decision that we have ever made."


Karlos & Paisley

Juliana Karlos and Paisley

"Participating in Lemonade Day not only gave me a small glimpse of what running a business is like, but it inspired me to take the plunge and open my very own FOOD TRUCK!" Read More

"With three delicious homemade lemonade flavors—watermelon, strawberry, and regular—and lemonade-flavored candy apples, Karlos and Paisley exceeded their $66 goal with a total profit of $432. Not bad for the new kids on the block! This allowed them to pay back their investor, buy lots of school supplies and share some, and use their few remaining dollars for some sweet treats." Read More



Briana Matthew

"Lemonade day helped me personally by teaching me that money doesn't just appear, you have to work for it. It helped me to better understand the value of a dollar...Thank you lemonade day for teaching me to be my own boss. Now I am really considering starting my own business when I grow up! You gave me the right tools to grow up to be successful and continue to rise to the top. Thank you!!" Read More

After four years as a Lemonade Day Entrepreneur, 2018 was a record year for Matthew. He has specific goals: “I do Lemonade Day to learn about business, to be my own entrepreneur and make customers happy, make some money and donate lots to the Burkhart Center for Autism.” Read More

Solene, Summer & Vienna

Hailey & Katie

Solene, Summer, Vienna Hailey and Katie

"On Lemonade Day, we did amazing. We made a lot more money than I expected, and learned how to be better entrepreneurs. By the end of the day, we were tired, happy, and proud. I think the hardest part of it all was learning to move outside of your comfort zone. We had to learn to go up and ask people if they wanted to try our lemonade, and not just hide behind our stand." Read More

"We did Lemonade Day because we wanted to successfully earn money to donate to a great cause like Cedar Lake Lodge.  Another reason is that we wanted to learn how to become a great entrepreneur and one day run an amazing business of our own.  Hopefully as a result we could represent our city and our school by learning the way of an entrepreneur and giving back to our community." Read More

Macie & Isaac

Josiah, Eva & Seth

M N I Sour Face

Isaac and I want to both be business owners one day. This was a great experience for us to see how much work goes into owning your own business...

We sold out of everything we had to offer, and we had excellent customer service. We teamed up with business partners and took their advice to help make us successful. We learned that you have to spend money to make money, and you have to work together. Read More

"This year’s Lemonade Day was another great learning experience! We learned so many new, different things...

Thank you to everyone for this opportunity! Lemonade Day connects us to people in our community, makes us learn to step outside our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to do things we otherwise wouldn’t do." Read More



mikaila rohit

"We are all going to run the world someday. We are going to be running everything, so if we get started at 8 or 9 or 4, then we can apply everything we already know and really save the world.” Read More

As a child, Rohit’s dream job was to own a business. Explaining this passion, he says, “I didn’t know how to spell ‘entrepreneur,’ but I knew that’s what I wanted to be.” The Lemonade Day program in Austin introduced him to what it means to start a company, along with the responsibilities that come along with it.  Read More



leroy Tiye

7-year-old Leroy Hayward may have hit upon a business that could be sustainable for years to come..."Leroy was born with a number of challenges and at one point his parents were told he would not make it. Well Leroy has made it!" Read More 

“I remember being so happy because I saw that there is actually something that comes out of hard work. When you are a kid you don’t necessarily have that many tangible rewards for hard work, but the moment that it got real for me was Lemonade Day. It was really the point where everything came together for what my future would be like and what opportunities I could have.” Read More

Trysten & Nathaniel


trysten and nathaniel Victor

In addition to making over $1,500 on Lemonade Day, the boys established an incredible goal to work toward Trysten’s dream of bringing a pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit to Galveston County. Read More

Victor has set up his lemonade stand during Lemonade Day Galveston for the past five years, and each year, he is a positive presence that brings people together. Victor has Down syndrome and struggles to communicate verbally, but that does not stop him from interacting with his customers and being the boss of his business. Read More



katie lane

Katie thinks of herself as a full-fledged businesswoman now. She evaluates what her customers want and gives them plenty of service. She now caters throughout the year along with setting up her business on Lemonade Day. Her goal is to pay off her trailer and save money for college. Read More

Eleven-year-old Lemonade Day participant Lane Sopko raised money for Killeen firefighter Patrick Bergman, who was recently diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. In the past, Lane has donated to homeless shelters and animal shelters, but since his dad is a firefighter, this cause hit home. Read More



Brianna ezra

When life hands you lemons – make lemonade. That’s exactly what Brianna Nichols of Inwood, West Virginia did with her Lemonade Day stand in 2016. Brianna, 8-years-old, was diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis (JA) after six months of consistent pain in her knees and shoulders. Read More

“Selling lemonade and running my business made me feel responsible. I thought it was awesome to sell lemonade and really fun, especially since I had never run a business before..” Read More



Jasmine Reese

"I didn’t realize how big of an impact Lemonade Day would have on me when I started. I didn’t realize that I would have such a great time, that I would become this really different person, or really that I would become who I was always supposed to be. I grew up in Lemonade Day, and if I could go back, I wouldn’t change anything.” Read More

She threw herself into the experience wholeheartedly, even sending a letter to President Obama to invite him to her stand. Her motivation was to raise at least $315 to buy stuffed animals from Build-A-Bear for all of the oncology patients at the local children’s hospital. Read More



Bongani Kaitlyn

In one day, Bongani earned more money that his parents earn in a month. He was excited, to say the least! Out of our two Lemonade Day weekends, Bongani worked harder than anyone. He sold for 3 straight days on the first weekend and 3 straight days on the second weekend. He was always the last one there and would not stop for the day until he sold everything. Read More

A lesson Kaitlyn learned from participating in Lemonade Day? “I have worked hard to complete my dreams and start my business.  I love to work hard at things I put my mind to.  Next I am going to get the supplies to start my bakery that I have been looking forward to and working hard for.” Read More



jaida Yash

Jaida Holley sees herself as a kite. She describes how each kite is different by the way it flows, the style and the shape. Jaida said, “I like to stand out and be my own person. Basically, I am a different kite that will fly high into the sky trying to reach the highest point (the sun).” Read More

My dad asked me what I learned from this experience. There were so many things, and I couldn’t really decide, but I liked something my mom said. She said she loved that every time she put a hurdle in my path and thought that I would stop or think smaller, I instead thought of a way around it. Read More