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Lemonade Day – It’s Elementary For DPS Students

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Thomas Edison Elementary student tends to the lemonade business. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Thomas Edison Elementary student tends to the lemonade business. (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – This is Lemonade Day for Detroit Public School Students. Phys Ed teacher “Mr. T” is helping Thomas Edison Elementary students learn what it takes to be a future entrepreneur.

Six-year-old second grader Donovan Lavelle-Evans has already learned business lesson number one.

“You sell lemonade and people go and buy it and you get money,” said Lavelle-Evans.

DPS students sell lemonade as part of program to learn more about business.

DPS students sell lemonade as part of program to learn more about business.

Fifth grader Charles Mills says making money is only part of Lemon Day.

“It’s about making money to help our community,” said Mills. “Get people together and stuff.”

Eleven-year-old fifth grader Kamaya Avery seems to have a grasp on business already and tells WWJ’s Mike Campbell her business savvy tips.

“Well, be nice to people,” she said. “And treat them how they are supposed to be treated and give them what they need.”

“I was raised over here and I remember this school, so I wanted to come over here and support the kids – at least they are working hard out here,” said Michael Offman.

There are about 52,000 expected to participate in Lemonade Day which will run over a period of days, including Saturday and Sunday.

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