A lemonade stand for many kids is somewhat of a rite of passage to earn extra money. In the case of Anthony and Ja’Den Anderson, it started out as such but has quickly turned into a budding empire.
When ten-year-old Anthony wanted to by a $100 video game, his parents told him that they would help him with half of the cost, leaving him to come up with ways to raise funds for the other half. After brainstorming with his family, he decided to open up a lemonade stand, outside of a local business in his hometown of Atlanta. Anthony’s stand was so successful, making him well over $200, he decided to allow his younger brother, six-year-old Ja’Den, to join in the fun and the two have been selling lemonade, with a hint of brown sugar, ever since!
With the goal to encourage young people from all backgrounds to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, Brown-Boys Lemonade was born.
Both boys told Atlanta’s Morning Rush that they, “strive to produce the best lemonade in the world,” with the goal of motivating other “Brown Boys” to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and financially literate.
As the boys are currently embarking on the mission of securing shelf space in stores everywhere, they are indeed looking towards the future. The tiny businessmen want to create a network of business owners and operators, under the age of 18, in the hopes of creating a positive shift for Black and Brown communities.
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