Our Story

Creativity. Risk. Passion.

Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand (TLS) is a community of little ladies and mini men who promote and instill the spirit of entrepreneurship for girls and boys in America. We empower them at an early age to become confident, self-reliant and capable individuals. Our focus is to instill the joys of being creative, taking a risk and finding a passion for children ages 7-11  (2nd-4th graders).

TLS is a national in-person and online program that provides its members with affordable resources and tools to promote entrepreneurial education experiences for girls and boys.

TLS was inspired by the spirit of the modern kid. The modern kid is smart, playful and enthusiastic. With a team of supporters, the modern day little lady and mini man also reach beyond what they know is easy. Modern day Lemonade Makers envision a better world and believe themselves to be key players in making that change take place through entrepreneurship. Our mission is to nurture and protect that belief at the earliest age possible.

TLS makes the experience of learning about entrepreneurship fun. Our curriculum provides a blended learning environment where students learn concepts, create new businesses and interact with established entrepreneurs from a variety of industries. We are the scouts for the new economy and we make the cookies ourselves.

Program & Communities

Overview

TLS is preparing America’s next generation of leaders with the knowledge, skills, and courage necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. We provide little ladies and mini men with the tools to become self-reliant and successful at the earliest age possible.

Ages 7-11 are some of the most creative and interesting years of a young person’s life – TLS girls and boys embrace and welcome the MANY programs for middle and high schoolers – our girls and boys learn how to excel in them with a head start.


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Core Curriculum

TLS’s curriculum was built using a blended learning model, combining in-person and online lessons focused. on teaching entrepreneurial skills to little ladies and mini men. We focus on skills not normally taught in traditional classrooms.

Over time, the little ladies and mini men learn how to:

    • Create and sustain a business idea
    • Pursue new opportunities
    • Engage in a process of continuous improvement and innovation at an early age
    • Adapt and Adjust through Teamwork
    • Understand financial and global literacy skills
    • Understand the role of Empathy in their lives

Seasons

The TLS program spans a two year period, each with a fall, spring and summer season. During the first year, little ladies and mini men are introduced to a variety of concepts key in the life of an entrepreneur. In person lessons are supplemented with online badge quests in a secure online community, helping to reinforce key concepts.

At the end the first season, little ladies and mini men are ready with an idea and plan in hand. Season two and three are spent building out the plan using experiential learning fundamentals. In year two, they choose functional areas to explore, lead and mentor younger lementrepreneurs and continue to pursue innovations. The end of each year is marked with a mock investor panel presentation, helmed by successful entrepreneurs in the community. Little ladies and mini men also have the opportunity to launch their idea in the market with the support of the TLS team through TLS Labs.



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Our Impact

Confidence. Drive. Ideas.

CREATIVE NEW IDEAS: dozens and dozens
RISKS TAKEN: endless
SUPPORTERS: CEOs lawyers, PR talent, strategists, business leaders, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas — all who believe in the
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BADGES EARNED: hundreds
COMPETITION and PITCHES: we are on a roll
PASSIONS FOUND: in every mini-preneur, every day

News/Events

 

On, Wednesday, December 4, TLS was honored by the Launchpad Challenge as the Community Favorite. Before the field was narrowed down, members of the community chose Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand to receive this inaugural award. Being a part of this Incubator was an honor and we were thrilled by the surprise. TLS’s token “mini-man” and Kylee’s #1 fan was there to cheer her on during her acceptance.”

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In April Senator Warner met with eight young entrepreneurs – they call themselves “mini-preneurs” – who’ve raised nearly $13,000 online through a variety of efforts focused on teamwork and creativity. The 6-to-10 year olds are leaders in a secure online community called Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand.

They wanted to know all about Senator Warner’s early days as an entrepreneur in the cell phone business: “Being an entrepreneur can be a lot of fun, but it can also be kinda scary,” Senator Warner told them. “Being in business for yourself means taking risks – and being willing to lose everything in order to keep pushing a good idea.”

Team



Advisory Board

Stan Abramson – Arent Fox
Andrea Fuller – MindFarm
​Emily Holmes – Saylor Academy
Mark Irwin – Digital Strategies
Ladan Manteghi – Georgetown University
Ed Martin – Blue Clay Ventures
Peter Mellen – Netcito
Miwa Patton – Happy Life By Design
Farimah Schuerman – Academic Biz Advisors
John Walber – Learning Times

Partners

Learning TimesAshokaMindfarm

BLP Circle LaunchPad Challenge Semi-finalist

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Contact Info

amanda@tomorrowslemonadestand.com

Headquarters: Washington, DC