Checkout this amazing video from Ka’imiloa Films… it chronicles a terrific adventure in making lemonade for a good cause. Congrats to all the kids at Kaimiloa for their heroic efforts to create the perfect lemonade!
Participating in the seventh annual Lemonade Alley kid-biz contest is much easier than in previous years.
Gone are the days when students and their families had to construct lemonade stands, pull tents out of storage and haul everything to the main competition venue.
Starting this year, Lemonade Alley provides just about everything. This includes six-foot tables for all contestants and a huge tent to keep everyone cool and comfortable. All that teams need to bring are table dressings, signage and ingredients for their creative lemon drink concoctions.
No more sore backs. No more splinters. MORE fun, music and excitement for competitors and spectators alike.
Not sure what’s involved in a kid-biz contest?
Lemonade Alley will conduct three workshops scheduled for March 11, 18 and 25 to get students and their families up to speed. You’ll learn from the best, including winners from previous years.
Sponsored by the nonprofit BizGym Foundation, Lemonade Alley is a friendly competition that helps local K-12 students gain entrepreneurial skills while competing for prizes and collecting money for their favorite charities.
In its previous six years of operations, Lemonade Alley brought together a total of 138 teams that raised more than $57,000 to support 36 charities. This is in keeping with the contest mantra: “Profit to Share!”
The 2017 event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Pearlridge Center in Aiea. Teams comprised of two to five students in three age categories will sell lemon drinks to the public and enthusiastically pitch their business plans to a panel of judges.
Who can Participate?
Families, schools and companies are invited to put together teams. Nonprofit groups that enter teams can use Lemonade Alley as a fundraiser for their worthy causes. It’s a great way to share your story with the community while engaging donors, building teamwork and boosting morale.
Sponsors are invited to participate by helping cover expenses and donating prizes. In the process, you’ll encourage students to learn business basics and appreciate the importance of philanthropy.
Space is limited for contestants and slots are going fast. Contact Ronalyn Reyes (808.699.1807 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Register your team today by visiting www.lemonadealley.com. The entry fee is only $25. It couldn’t be easier!
Congrats to our Lemonade Alley Jamba Juice 2016 teams: Three Lemon Twisters, Lemon Heads & Legendade of the Pacific! These teams’ recipes are being launched as three new menu offerings at all Jamba Juice Hawaii locations!
All recipes were perfected for commercial production in the very cool Jamba Juice kitchen so everyone in Hawaii can enjoy the amazing concoctions of our 2016 Lemonade Alley teams. Presenting the 2016 winning recipes:
Mahalo Mint Lemonade by the Three Lemon Twisters
A refreshing mint lemonade smoothie blended with fresh mint and nonfat frozen yogurt. Wowee! Dreamed up by the Three Lemon Twisters, Dominique Ragmat (grade 4), Ava Thompson (grade 4) and Flora Thompson (grade 4) from August Ahrens Elementary in Waipahu raising money for Make A Wish Hawaii.
Lemonberry Float by the Lemon Heads
A frozen Lemonade blended with strawberries topped with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt. Love it! Created by the Lemon Heads, Quianna Madayag (grade 5), Skyelar Agustin (grade 5), Keohi Kaahanui (grade 5), Keisha Batugal (grade 5) and Royce Uy (grade 5) from August Ahrens Elementary in Waipahu raising money for Hawaii Humane Society.
Lemon Cherry Chiller by Legendade of the Pacific
A refreshingly sweet and tangy lemonade blended with cherries poured over ice. Very tasty! Invented by Legendade of the Pacific, Jen Lin (grade 12), Ryan Michel (grade 12), Quinn Tanaka (grade 11), G. Kenna Tanouye (grade 10) and Chelsea Michel (grade 10) from Maryknoll School raising money for Maryknoll School.
About the Jamba Juice Recipe Award
Glenn Dela Cruz, Marketing Manager of Jamba Juice Hawaii said, “Many of the kids involved in Lemonade Alley and their ʻohana visit Jamba Juice often. This is an exciting opportunity to give back and recognize the creativity displayed by these kidpreneurs.”
Alan Y. Sunio, Producer of Lemonade Alley added, “Lemonade Alley gives children the opportunity to discover and develop positive personal skills like teamwork, creativity, planning and achieving goals, and to be community-minded. These are some of the key elements for creating a successful business.”
Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks. As of September 2014, there are 862 Jamba Juice locations worldwide.
Jamba Juice Hawaii has 33 stores operated by JJC Hawaii, LLC, an authorized Jamba licensee; across Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. Jamba Juice Hawaii is the category-defining leader in all-natural, made-to-order fruit smoothies, juices, acai bowls and other snacks for health-conscious consumers with discerning tastes. Jamba Juice smoothies are packed with 4-5 servings of fruit and loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Visit jambahawaii.com for store locations and more information.
We’re excited to announce our first ever youth entrepreneurship curriculum system. This system includes both Student Workbooks and Teacher & Mentor Guides. Hands-on exercises to make a lemonade stand business are segmented into 10 2-hour classes. Suitable for at-home, in-class or through after school mentorship programs. The system also includes instructions, forms and checklists to run your own mini Lemonade Alley® Challenge.
Hands-On Youth Entrepreneurship Curriculum
All exercises within the system are project-based, meaning they help teams build every part of their kid businesses. You can swap out or run longer/shorter sessions depending upon your teaching needs. Exercises include team-building, making recipes, signs, designing customer flow processes, writing a 1-page visual StoryTree® Business Plan, doing sales estimates, creating advertising and social media.
Available at Amazon.com
Mentor Guides and Student Workbooks are available through Amazon.com. To learn more, see Youth Entrepreneurship Curriculum »
Highlights from this story include that Seuss Juice has some secret ingredients in their lemonade entry including ICE CREAM!!! Wow, what a great idea! They also noted that the Lemonade Workshops at Pearlridge Center this year were very helpful including the food safety tips. Topic tips they remembered:
- Wear two layers of gloves if you have boo-boos or cuts on your hands.
- Tie your hair up if you have long hair.
- Be careful with knives. Don’t cut your fingers off.
Huge thanks to American Savings Bank, KHON2, Living 808 and Pearlridge Center for getting these kids some star time on TV!