Carver & Shulze students share Lemonade Day success on WJR 760 with Huntington Bank

Students from Carver S.T.E.M. Academy and Schulze Academy shared their entrepreneurial expertise about Lemonade Day 2013 during a taped segment on WJR News Talk 760 AM Friday, September 13, 2013.

The students were interviewed by Mike Fezzey, President of Huntington Bank, the presenting sponsor of Lemonade Day Detroit, about their experiences with running a lemonade stand.

Carver student participants:

  • James Whittaker
  • Bernie Valesquez
  • NaNa Obeng

Schulze student participants:

  • Alethia Oldham
  • Kadiatou Diallo
  • Mario McCree

On Friday June 7, Detroit Public Schools Lemonade Day 2013 was observed throughout DPS when over 52,000 students demonstrated the entrepreneurial principles they learned within three months as part of their academic curriculum, by opening and operating a Lemonade stand.

A variety of lessons from different subjects were incorporated into the project. English Language Arts: students wrote marketing plans or solicited letters for assistance; for Science, students assessed whether they were using quality ingredients; for Math, students accounted for all liabilities/revenues and calculated whether they produced a profit, practiced addition and subtraction and produced receipts; for Social Studies, students learned about the economics of running a lemonade stand.

Read more about Detroit Public Schools Lemonade Day 2013 and view photos!

During Friday’s WJR interview, the six students shared what they learned from Lemonade Day, such as how to create a business plan, how to manage others, and the importance of giving back.

Each school selected a charity of choice to donate their Lemonade Day proceeds to.

Stay tuned for the air date to hear what these students had to say about their Lemonade Day experience! 

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