The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship.
Lemonade Day Alaska is a no-cost educational event providing children with the opportunity to learn and apply entrepreneurial thinking while creating a foundation for success in the economy. Lemonade Day has a core philosophy of Spend, Save, and Share that is implemented by teaching young entrepreneurs how to start, own and operate their business, learn goal-setting, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service and give back to their community.
The initiative will impact Alaska by promoting entrepreneurship, financial literacy, social responsibility and life skills. As Alaska, particularly rural Alaska, faces an economic recession due to declines in oil revenue and state spending, it’s crucial to start developing these skills in the next generation of community leaders. By providing K-12 kids across the state with training and experience in starting a business, managing money, setting goals and giving back, we are laying the groundwork for a diversified and stronger economy and community for tomorrow.