Having a lunchtime lemonade stand encourages young entrepreneurs to learn about real world business.
At Townsend Elementary School, fifth graders are operating a lemonade state at lunchtime, called “Lemonade Inc.”
The students applied and interviewed with Napier, who has them running the stand as a real business. The company has a general manager, chief operating officer, vice president of communications, executive secretary, administrative assistant, and a marketing team.
“Someone might want to be a banker, they might want to be a lawyer, this is where that starts,” Napier said. “This will be so big for their development. They’re smart and they understand life, so I wanted to give back to them.”