Why Washington D.C. Deserves Lemonade Day

June 26, 2009 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

After I graduated from Emory University, I accepted a job position in Washington DC but with doubts of the city. My family moved to the area while I was a freshman in college and I have never gotten the opportunity to explore the city within my own terms. However, when I did during my four consecutive years there, I came to realize its strong sense of community along with its typical festive nature. The reopening of the Eastern Market area there demonstrates this quality.

Eastern Market, the 136-year-old public market well known for its local vendors, suffered heavy damage from a fire more than two years ago. With tremendous public support and the strong backing of the Washington D.C. City Council, this historic popular site has reopened. To add to this remarkable feat, not a single merchant was lost during the restoration period. During this same period, a temporary home was created for the merchants. Talk about having a strong community spirit!

Lemonade Day does not only offer a community-oriented event to Washington D.C. which hosts many already. This program also provides an amazing opportunity for our future entrepreneurs to get started early in learning invaluable life lessons. This additional feature makes Lemonade Day a unique, fun educational experience for the Washington D.C. youth.

I may have mentioned this already on a previous blog post but I get more and more excited about Washington D.C. having Lemonade Day next year. To sum it all up, it is a fun, community-oriented, and enlightening educational program that I truly believe benefits every participant. And given the current economic crisis, there is a need to ensure that our current generation of kids receives the necessary training to be well prepared for the next predicament of such magnitude.

Overall, Washington D.C. deserves Lemonade Day because of its strong community ties. However, an educational community event for kids is a huge plus as our youth are the future leaders of the next generation.

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