Response from the Community

 “The kids have done a lot of work learning how to start a business, run a business to produce a product and make some money…helping them to move forward as young leaders.” – Erica Fitch | Teen Director | Blue Hills Boys and Girls Club of Boston


“Lemonade Day is an opportunity for us at Brightcove to positively influence the lives of Boston kids by helping them experience innovation, while learning about business and enjoying the rush of success associated with launching their very own entrepreneurial venture.”  

Chris Menard, CFO, Brightcove

“I think Lemonade Day is truly a valuable experience that empowers kids to develop business and leadership skills at an early age. And, it’s fun.”

Deborah Re, Big Sister Assoc of Greater Boston

“Kids get excited about money and though many of our students found it hard to be an entrepreneur, it was very empowering for them.”

Teresa Baker, 4th grade teacher, Charles River School

“In Babson’s classrooms I tasted the power of entrepreneurship and today, I see that magic at work as thousands of Lemonade Day young entrepreneurs have the opportunity to launch their own business.  The program is transformational.”

                                                                     Mel Jacobs ’70, Lemonade Day Houston

lmeonade2“I am now seeing students emerging as more confident and interested in sharing their experiences.”


Stefani Harvey, Dean of Students, Orchard Gardens Pilot School

“It feels amazing to work really hard and get rewarded.  Donating to Boston’s One Fund makes us feel happy because we know we are helping people recover.”

Orchard Gardens, 5th grader



“I like Lemonade Day.  It’s a great day for the kids, it’s a great day for the city.  These young people are our future and we have to invest in them.”


Mayor Thomas M. Menino

City of Boston, Massachusetts 


“Lemonade Day was a fantastic experience for my entire family. My children learned important, hands-on skills about running a business and giving back to their community. Babson College did a great job providing the tools to help make this a fun and rewarding experience. We can’t wait to do it again next year!”

Rich Greif, Class of ’90
Director of Marketing & Partnerships
Mass Mentoring Partnership




“After participating in Lemonade Day, our Achievers have been thinking about their future goals and what they want to be when they grow up. Their Mentors have continued to have discussions regarding supporting academic progress for future goals. The Achievers’ goals and objectives are targeted towards developing social/emotional skills and Lemonade Day was a great exercise in enhancing and practicing those skills.”

Zaza Sakhat, LICSW
Clinical Program Manager
Friends of the Children-Boston

More than 2,000 students participated in 2013 in neighborhoods such as Allston-Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, in addition to other Greater Boston area communities.