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.
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.
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:
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.
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
BADGES EARNED: hundreds
COMPETITION and PITCHES: we are on a roll
PASSIONS FOUND: in every mini-preneur, every day
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.”
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.”
Kylee co-founded lLifte at the age of 7 and is now the the founder of Tomorrow's Lemonade Stand, lLifte's first project. She is in 4th Grade and loves to sing, play piano, dance, and be sassy. She is a fashionista who loves to travel and relax on the beach with a good book. She deeply believes that 'thinking out of the box' will help her and her friends build the life they want.
Amanda is herself an entrepreneur. Passionate about encouraging social entrepreneurship, Amanda is particularly interested in educating the next generation to build stronger and more sustainable communities. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and a doctorate from George Washington University.
Termeh loves constructing new experiences, creating new things and telling stories. Her career spans a number of senior marketing and product roles within organizations such as AOL, Sallie Mae and Hobsons. Termeh earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies at George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. She is infinitely interested in how technology and society interact – and is an avid gamer.
WEB DEV/ STRATEGY
Soren believes that the entrepreneurial mindset is a way of life- it's about taking the path less traveled and forging new roads. He joined TLS out of a desire to help the next generation harness its creativity and learn to think like entrepreneurs. Soren leads TLS’s website development and social media efforts and also assists with concept development and implementation. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Duke University.
GRAPHIC DESIGN/ STRATEGY
Miwa is an entrepreneur that owns a graphic design firm, Happy Life By Design. She is passionate about design, collaboration and teaching her clients how to best express their brand to the market. She developed the logo and brand for lLifte and TLS. She also works with TLS to maintain their brand through all marketing materials, presentations and social media.
CONTENT AGGREGATOR/ STRATEGY
Daniel is a mechanical engineering student at the Unviersity of Maryland with a passion for entrepreneurship. Daniel gathers resources for the team and helps with project management. He hopes to learn as much as he can from TLS as well!
Pam is a business management consultant and entrepreneur with a passion for educating the next generation of mini-preneurs. Her expertise is in effectively designing and delivering solutions related to transformational changes with global impact. Pam's contributions to TLS are in the areas of organizational design, business structure, and resource allocation strategy.
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