A Culture of Educational Activities in the Nation’s Capital

July 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm 1 comment

When I was 11 years old, my dad took me to visit Washington D.C. It was the first time we were there to go sight-seeing and all I had in mind was boredom. However, during our trip to the Smithsonian, I saw the actual “Spirit of St. Louis” plane flown by Charles Lindbergh and learned he flew it on the first non-stop flight from New York City to Paris. I even ended up seeing a film there called the “Ring of Fire” twice and learned more about the extraordinary strength of volcanoes. From that time in my life, I have seen the nation’s capital as a fun source of education. Even when I visited the International Spy Museum a few years ago, I still found that kid in me that had fun being enlightened.

Today, I see a great addition to this culture of educational activities for kids with Lemonade Day. Not only is it an educational program for kids but it is an experiential one in which they directly participate in and learn invaluable skills from. I believe this particular characteristic differentiates Lemonade Day from other additions of educational activities to Washington D.C.

As a child, I wish I had such an experience with Lemonade Day. However, from this envy comes the appreciation of this program that the Washington DC youth will participate in next year. So, go youth entrepreneurs and have fun with this wonderful learning experience.

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A Personal Experience

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  • 1. Mario Estuardo Archila-Maldonado  |  July 20, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I love the project. We work in Guatemala with an educational company to teach young people how to plan a life. We try to wake up that little “flame” called passion for them to plan big things!
    Entrepreneurship is a very controversial issue in our countries (Latin America). We are not used to think in those terms!
    I wish I grew up in such a culture!

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