Lemonade Day Louisville brings 5th graders to campus to learn business skills

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Will they add strawberries to draw more customers? Tuck in some drink umbrellas to stand out? For the second year, 5th graders from Portland Elementary School will practice newly learned entrepreneurial skills by selling lemonade on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus.

    Lemonade Day Louisville takes place April 12, noon-2 p.m. at various sites around Belknap Campus. It is part of the national Lemonade Day initiative to teach children about the principles required to start any company.

    This College of Business (COB) student-run project is also part of the ongoing Elevate Portland Initiative, which the COB launched in 2015 as a way to help give back to the community. Portland is part of UofL’s Signature Partnership Initiative. Yearly activities also include pep rallies focusing on graduating from high school and career days.

    For further information, contact UofL student Peyton Paulson at pepaul01@louisville.edu.

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    Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.