We’re now accepting entries for the 10th Annual Lemonade Alley Youth Culinary Challenge, in which teams of public and private school students support charities of their choice by creating and selling lemonade drinks.
Open to kindergarteners through 12th graders, the contest is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Pearlridge Center in Aiea. The public is invited to attend.
New! Schools Division w/ In-Class Support
New this year is the School Division, in which campuses run their own Lemonade Alley challenges to select a team to represent them at the main runoff competition at Pearlridge. Additional school teams, and teams unaffiliated with campuses are welcome to compete in the Open Division.
Bizgenics chairman, contest founder and “Chief Lemon Head” Steve Sue and “Da Mix Mastah” Brannon Yamauchi are available for in-class lemonade mixology workshops for schools on Oahu. Student workbooks and teachers guides are provided to help teams create their entries during the school year.
“This year we’re particularly excited to launch the School Division and mix it up with students in their classrooms,” Sue said. “We’re also excited to celebrate our 10th year anniversary honoring heroic kids who have shown their love and aloha for over 50 charities over the past nine years,” he added, pointing out that students so far have raised more than $78,000 in support through lemonade sales.
SWAG Bags, Awards, Prizes!
Benefits include swag bags and prizes, plus winning recipes have gone on to commercial production at locations such as Jamba Juice, Gyotaku, Uncle Bo’s Restaurants and Mango Jam Honolulu.
Career Pathway Skills
Designed to prepare students for success in college and careers, Lemonade Alley brings together contestants who collaboratively develop business plans, create lemon-based drinks and open their lemonade stands to the public for one day of sales. This fun and educational activity promotes financial literacy, innovation, creativity, team building, STEM skills and philanthropic awareness.
Competition elements include:
- Taste Test: Teams present their recipes on stage “Iron Chef”-style to judges.
- Sales Pitch: Students get one minute on the main stage to pitch public speaking experts. Teams typically perform skits, musical theater, raps and dances.
- Lemonade Stand: Using recycled materials, teams build stands judged by retail and ecology experts.
- Business Plan: Teams develop one-page visual “StoryTree” plans judged by business experts.
- Charity: Teams are rated on a curve based on how much money they raise for charity.
Discount Early Bird Registration Ends 2/17/20
Early bird registration for Lemonade Alley with a discounted fee of $125 continues through Monday, February 17. Additional information, including sponsorship opportunities, is available at lemonadealley.com.
Bizgenics Foundation is a Hawai’i-based 501(C)(3) nonprofit that seeks to empower all people to discover unique personal skills and learn positive social values to catalyze a bright future. Learn more at bizgenics.org
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Sue, steve[at]bizgenics.org or (808) 220-6449.
LINK TO MEDIA MATERIALS: https://lemonadealley.com/press/