There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. But members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County are taking the lemon theme to a new level this summer – and learning about business at the same time.
As part of the Lemonade Days program partnership with Junior Achievement, members are working with area businesses to create a product and place it in stores.
Teens at the Elkhart Clubhouse have partnered with Vanilla Bean Creamery to create a lemon blueberry cobbler flavored ice cream. They have visited with employees to learn about what goes into making the product and will soon take part in the creation of their flavor. It will be sold at the Granger and Elkhart locations the week of July 22.
Goshen Clubhouse members are working with Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn to create their crazy blue lemonade popcorn. It will consist of blueberry and lemon flavored popcorn with white chocolate drizzle and rainbow sprinkles. It will be sold now through July 16. Later this month, Goshen teens will work with The Chief ice cream shop to sell a product during the county fair week.
Nappanee Clubhouse members will be selling lemon pie ice cream at Rocket Science Ice Cream on July 17.
The Lemonade Day program was started in 2007 to empower young people to become entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their own businesses. The program walks them from a dream to a business plan, while teaching them the same principles required to start any company. The goal of the program is to inspire kids to work hard and make a profit. They are also taught to spend some, save some and share some by giving back to their community.
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