Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Nicole Cassier-Mason, CEO of Lemonade Day, who highlights the national nonprofit’s efforts to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive, and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. Lemonade Day is committed to inspiring a culture of aspiration and ambition by teaching youth important life skills, goal setting, financial literacy, and business planning where they learn about teamwork, responsibility, their own aptitudes, problem-solving, and career exploration, all with the guidance of a mentor who serves as their role model.
During the interview, Nicole shares the origins and what led entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael Holthouse, to launch the program in 2007, how the organization has grown to become nationwide, how the program works, and the different pathways and opportunities for cities, organizations, parents and youth to take part. Nicole highlights Higginbotham for becoming a corporate supporter and talks about some of the ways other companies can get involved and support their efforts, as well. She also discusses how parents and youth can leverage technology and their app to access their programs anywhere and anytime.