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Alex’s Lemonade Stand: Leadership And Kids

Kids can, and do, make a leadership difference in their community every day.

My nephew, Jared Herr and his friend Caton Raffesperger, have raised over $28,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand through their independence day lemonade stand in Gettysburg, PA.

They share Alex’s story and their own journey in this short video.

As Gettysburg celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, they’re hoping to set a weekend record. To make a donation visit their site  or text an anonymous $10, by texting Lemonade 112680 to 85944.

Happy 4th of July.

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*Photo Lemon Aid by Larry Kohlenstein

Filed Under:   Developing Leadership In Children
 
 
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt
Karin Hurt is an experienced executive, speaker, and writer with a diverse background in sales, marketing, customer service, merger integration, training and organizational leadership. Her company, Let’s Grow Leaders, helps companies gain a competitive edge by building extraordinary front-line teams. She was recently named to the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trusted Business Behavior by Trust Across America. Karin knows the stillness of a yogi, the reflective road of the marathon runner, and the joy of being a mom raising emerging leaders.
 

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Bill Treasurer   |   04 July 2013   |   Reply

I love Alex’s story! Kids provide us with amazing leadership lessons. I’m sure you recall that the words of my then 5-year-old son Ian inspired my new book, Leaders Open Doors.

A kid in my neighborhood also found an innovative way to sell lemonade. In the summer, he’d wait for the large tourist bus to stop on it’s numerous rounds touring through Asheville (our home town). He’d jump on and ask the entire bus who would like to buy some lemonade. One busload yielded him $400 bucks!

letsgrowleaders   |   04 July 2013   |   Reply

Thanks, Bill. Working the crowd has been a big part of their success. As you can imagine, Gettysburg is bustling on the 4th of July, and his Dad is the pastor of a church right near the main square… lots of walk by traffic.

Nancy Perry   |   04 July 2013   |   Reply

Karin,

How INSPIRING!!!
Loved the set up of their website, user friendly and easy to donate … so I did!
I am confident they will exceed their fundraising goal.
Happy 4th of July!

letsgrowleaders   |   05 July 2013   |   Reply

Thank you to all who donated. Very kind. His stand is going through the weekend. I will report back on how they made out.

Jared H.   |   08 July 2013   |   Reply

Thank you so much for all of your support. Donations are still coming in but the total amount we raised at the stand was $4174.61, and $4859.61 for our current total of the year. We appreciate every one that has helped us follow Alex’s lead. Have a great week!