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2021 Lemonade Day

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Chamber and Partners Introduce Free Youth Entrepreneurship App “My Lemonade Day”

For Lemonade Day 2021, the Greater Vancouver Chamber and partners are introducing a brand-new app, which educates third through fifth graders in starting and running a successful business: a lemonade stand!


Vancouver, WA  - In preparation for Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver 2021, brought to the community by the Greater Vancouver Chamber, is excited to introduce the new app: My Lemonade Day, which takes the Lemonade Day curriculum to the next level.

Thanks to iQ Credit Union, Presenting Sponsor of Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver, the app and activities are free of charge for all youth.  The Chamber and iQCU hope to register and teach 300 area youth through the app.

The new My Lemonade Day app supports the journey of planning, launching, and operating a business that kids experience guided by a mentor or parent. A gamified platform with animation, My Lemonade Day amplifies the organization’s basics of entrepreneurial learning: business skills, financial literacy, teamwork, social and emotional skills, goal setting, and responsibility. The primary audience for the app is students in third through fifth grade. Learn more about My Lemonade Day on the Chamber’s Website, here: https://www.vancouverusa.com/annual-events/lemonade-day/

“My Lemonade Day could not have come at a better time, as kids require meaningful programming especially during the pandemic,” commented Charlie Hamilton, Lemonade Day National Board Chairman. “We know that Lemonade Day participants want to do good in the world. This innovative and engaging app will transform the way we teach financial literacy and will inspire and engage our kids in a fun and interactive way,” said Hamilton.

“The My Lemonade Day app complements our community model in which mentors guide participants through the lessons leading up to the creation of their own business. Mentors can help participants with the app or workbooks, as we have done in the past. Alternatively, the app can be used without a mentor, especially during COVID-19 when in-person programming is often not possible unless the youth and mentor are from the same household,” stated Janet Kenefsky, VP of Membership & Operations of the Chamber, and City Director of Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver. “Some of the early beta testers have mentioned how much they are learning through the app. They find it user friendly and fast,” Kenefsky added.

Learn more at https://www.vancouverusa.com/annual-events/lemonade-day/ and join us on social media at www.Facebook.com/LemonadeDayGreaterVancouver.

Parents, mentors, teachers and youth leaders are encouraged to register participants online at https://www.vancouverusa.com/annual-events/lemonade-day/

For questions about registration or local corporate marketing and branding opportunities, please contact the Chamber at YourChamber@VancouverUSA.com

My Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver is proud partners with: Main Squeeze Investor, iQ Credit Union; Fresh Squeezed Investor, OnPoint Community Credit Union; Lemon Drop Investor, WellHaven Pet Health; Pucker Pal Investors, HAPO Community Credit Union and The Columbian; Simply The Zest Investor, Holland Partner Group; and Spoonful of Sugar Investor, Columbia Credit Union.

About Lemonade Day

Since 2007, more than one million kids have participated in Lemonade Day in 31 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, and six U.S. military bases, plus Canada and Bermuda. For more information, please visit LemonadeDay.org/Greater-Vancouver. More than half (62%) of Lemonade Day participants live in underserved, low- to moderate-income communities.

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please go to VancouverUSA.com.

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