Area youth to showcase business skills through The Lemonade Stand

Area youth will set up lemonade stands and showcase their business skills as part of The Lemonade Stand event from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 in downtown Kearney.

KEARNEY – Area elementary-age students will set up lemonade stands and showcase their business skills at an upcoming event sponsored by University of Nebraska at Kearney Center for Rural Research and Development.

The Lemonade Stand is from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 during the 24th Street Night Market in downtown Kearney. The event caps a week of learning activities about business basics taught by the team at UNK. Each stand will be different and operated by the student along with their selected adult sponsor.

The Lemonade Stand focuses on teaching entrepreneurial skills and is one of the summer programs offered to elementary students by Kearney Community Learning Center. UNK’s CRRD team will meet with students July 18-21 and teach lessons about selling products, customer service, counting change, marketing and how to make a profit. All third through fifth graders at KCLC will be taught the lessons in class.

This activity has been held in Kearney in previous years and is an excellent way to introduce the ideas of business ownership to young students, said organizers. This year’s The Lemonade Stand is made possible through the partnership of CRRD, KCLC, Kearney Local and Downtown Kearney.

For more information contact Lisa Tschauner at 308.865.8135 or visit

The mission of the Center for Rural Research and Development at UNK focuses on empowering the region’s residents to seek avenues of rural economic development by building entrepreneurial and professional capacity, and by encouraging creative thinking about the economic growth of our region. The center focuses on outreach efforts, offering a portfolio of innovative programs and initiatives for various constituencies. These programs are organized into three areas: university, community, and global partnerships.


UNK News: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454,
Source: Lisa Tschauner, Center for Rural Research and Development, 308-865-8135