WHEREAS, Alaska’s youth are the future of our Great State, and it is vital for us to provide them with the educational opportunities necessary to achieve their full potential; and
WHEREAS, one such opportunity is Lemonade Day, a national program offering our children the chance to learn and apply entrepreneurial thinking through the act of building and managing a lemonade stand; and
WHEREAS, by inspiring our youth with the spirit of enterprise and teaching them basic business and entrepreneurial skills, we can help them to become successful, contributing members of their communities; and
WHEREAS, since Lemonade Day began in 2007, over one million kids have participated, and it has grown into a national entrepreneurial program to teach our youth how to start, own, and operate their own businesses through the act of building and running a lemonade stand. By following the “Spend, Save, and Share” philosophy, youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish the budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to their community; and
WHEREAS, participation in Lemonade Day demonstrates to young people in Alaska that they are important, they can meaningfully contribute to a prosperous future for themselves and their families, and they can achieve things if they simply set their mind and energy toward their accomplishment; and
WHEREAS, the State of Alaska commends organizers, volunteers, and participants of Lemonade Day, and extends best wishes to all for a successful and rewarding experience.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim June 26, 2021 as:
Alaska Lemonade Day
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to join our youth and participate in Lemonade Day to support Alaska’s next generation of entrepreneurs by helping them to sell or by purchasing their lemonade.