This is one of my favorite events to promote and the third year I’ve participated in Lemonade Day in Detroit.  It will be held in Detroit this year on Saturday, June 8, 2013.  The 2 minute video below will give you a good idea of what to expect.  There is something for everyone.  Check It Out!
Young Entrepreneurs participating in Lemonade Day



It was an easy choice. When Huntington Bank was approached about bringing Lemonade Day to Michigan, we knew it was the right thing to do.

The economic challenges our state has faced in recent years taught us all some valuable lessons, including that we need to be prepared for the future. So we look at Lemonade Day as one of the ways Huntington is investing in Michigan’s future…by preparing our kids for the road ahead with valuable lessons and business acumen, and inspiring them to be the next generation of Michigan leaders.

Huntington signed on as the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day in 2011, and in that first year 2600 kids participated.  In the second year, nearly 5000 kids participated. And we were blown away by their accomplishments! In 2012, those 5000 kids raised nearly one million dollars in revenue, and they gave almost a quarter-million to local charities. In 2013, we hope to have 7500 kids participating.

We hope you’ll join with us in supporting Lemonade Day.  We like to say that on Lemonade Day, everyone has a job. Either acting as a mentor to a young entrepreneur, by helping promote Lemonade Day or by supporting one of these businesses by buying lemonade.  But there are many other ways to become involved and support the Lemonade Day effort. Check out the “Do Something” tab on this website for ways you can get involved.

Huntington is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day, and even more proud of Michigan’s young citizens. Our kids are showing us that they are ready to take on the future, and they’re doing it one cup of lemonade at a time.

-Your Friends at Huntington


Each child that registers receives a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the 14 lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.

The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. Download the Lemonade Day Detroit flier!

What do kids learn by participating in Lemonade Day?

Financial Literacy & Economics

  • capital equipment & consumables
  • supply & demand
  • credit, debt, gross & net income
  • marginal utility
  • return on investment
  • compound interest

College Readiness & Career

  • critical thinking & collaboration
  • interest in attending college
  • civic responsibility
  • customer service
  • teamwork & problem solving
  • presentation skills & design
Life Skills/Personal Development

  • leadership
  • belief that attaining goals is within reach
  • personal productivity
  • self-direction & time management
  • social responsibility & charity
  • high order thinking
  • social skills & self confidence


  • math calculations
  • reading & interpreting data
  • oral & written communication
Find out more by checking out our Lemonade Day Steps!
Spark A Dream!
Camille Mitchell
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