Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”
By Prince William Living
Now through July 26, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser. The Red Team will be raising funds for Serve Our Willing Warriors (willingwarriors.org/); the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of The Freedom Museum (freedommuseum.org/).
Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 25 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week summer camp. As part of their experience, last week the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from eight Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose Serve Our Willing Warriors and the The Freedom Museum.
Throughout the Summer Youth Academy, participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and put into action through planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade. Additional aspects of the camp help students understand how their community works together, with themed days focusing on topics like Environment & Open Spaces, Public Safetyand History/Government.
Those interested in supporting the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts may give online via leadershipprincewilliam.org/leadership-lemonade-support-your-team/. The Leadership Lemonadestand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow on Wednesday, July 25 from 1:00-4:00 p. m.
For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Short at 703-853-0323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.