NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2016

THOUSANDS OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS LEARN AND SELL AS PART OF LEMONADE DAY NEO

Lemonade Day Northeast Ohio experienced significant growth in the 2015-16 school year. Here are the remarkable facts and figures:

  • 3,000 sets of materials distributed, with over 75% of students completing the program and creating lemonade stand businesses.
  • Students generated over $60,000 in sales.
  • Profits ranged, with some students earning over $100 – average profit was around $20 per student.
  • Thousands of dollars donated to charities to benefit animals, local families, disease research and more.
  • 17 new organizational partnerships expanded the program to wider geographic regions and underserved students in Cleveland, Youngstown and beyond.
  • 2 new funding partners joined the Lemonade Day NEO team.
  • For more information about Lemonade Day visit lemonadedayneo.org or email jjones@lemonadedayneo.org.

    CONGRATULATIONS, GREG!

    Greg Malkin, founder and Director of Young Entrepreneur Institute, was recently named a finalist in the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Northeast Ohio Competition in the category of Community Impact. Greg was recognized for his achievements in inspiring others with innovation, vision and leadership. This is the second time Greg has been honored in this competition. In 1994, he was named a finalist as the founder of Technical Software, Inc., a computer software and services company based in Cleveland. The 27 finalists were celebrated at a gala on June 9. Breakthrough Schools, Our Lady of the Wayside and Open Doors Academy were also honored in this category.

    NEO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WIN BIG IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

    Congratulations to Brian Schoeffler of Benedictine High School and Quiyanni Smith of Beaumont High School who took home 2nd and 3rd place respectively in the BizInnovator Competition presented by Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa. Brian won $1,000 for his business Monk’s Corner, an engraving company that specializes in the creation of Catholic relics. Quiyanni won $500 for her business Cakies Custom Creationz, a small bakery and catering company. Both schools are part of the Veale Youth Entrepreneurship Forum, and both students participated in the Veale Business Plan Competition this spring.

    ENSPIRE 2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    Registration is open for the second annual Enspire Conference taking place November 11-12 at University School. Reserve your spot and check out this year’s exciting lineup at www.enspire2016.com.