Not Just for Kids: Real-life Principles for Real-Life Business

August 11, 2010 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

by JC Perez, Houston Executive Director

It’s always rewarding to see the change a child or a family experiences following Lemonade Day. This year, one particular story of a dad and his business stands out.

For the past two years Lemonade Day Houston has partnered up with the Tejano Center for Community Concerns, a fantastic nonprofit that works with Hispanic families in the East End. The Tejano center fosters a better standard of living by educating youth and guiding parents.

We showed up with our Lemonade Day materials in Spanish. The instant positive feedback we received when was tremendous.  We spent most of the day inside the cafeteria during three lunch periods and after school talking to students, teachers, and parents about the powerful impact Lemonade Day has on a community.

Our first year at the Tejano Center, a dad approached us.  He told us the story of how he came to America to find a better way of life for his family and started a business to support his entire family.  After we signed up his kids, he came back to us and asked for an extra set of the Lemonade Day educational materials, so that he could apply them to his own landscaping business. 

He asked for the materials in both English and Spanish. Although his primary language was Spanish, he wanted an English version to practice reading and comprehending the English language!

Our second year at the Tejano Center, this man thanked us for giving him some very useful materials. He’d participated in a fun Lemonade Day with his kids and family. Then, he took it a step further and applied the 14 lessons inside the entrepreneur’s workbook to his own landscaping business and saw a dramatic increase in his business! 

Once again the power of Lemonade Day to impact and transform a community comes through!

What do you think? Have you seen other cases of adults applying these principles to their business?

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Entry filed under: Houston, Lemonade Day Learning.

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