Support Budding Entrepreneurs on Lemonade Day May 6

Prepared 4 Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of middle-school-age children, will be holding its sixth annual Lemonade Day on Sunday, May 6, 2012—and HISD students and their families are encouraged to participate.

The communitywide event, which fosters entrepreneurship and character development among Houston’s youth, will teach children how to start, own, and operate their own business by setting up lemonade stands across the city.

Due to the success of the program in Houston, Lemonade Day has since been replicated in more than three dozen cities around the country.

Members of the public can purchase a sample of one of this year’s most unique lemonade recipes on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Paige Elementary School (7501 Curry, 77093), or visit one of the hundreds of other lemonade stands expected to be in operation that day across the city.

Paige students Gayla Powell and Dakota Merriweather, along with Gayla’s older sister Mary (Clifton MS), won second place in the 2012 Lemonade Day competition for their concoction, which earned its title by including a small piece of real cotton candy in every cup.

Kaitlin Nuñez, a second-grader at Lyons Elementary School, won the first-place prize in that same category for spicing up her recipe using cinnamon and two different types of sugar (white and brown).