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South Bay Credit Union Teaches Teens to Make Lemonade from Lemons

Next generation of community and business leaders learn about business banking fundamentals at Lemonade Day

South Bay Credit Union (SBCU) celebrates another year of teaching teenagers about how to make lemonade out of lemons as a sponsor of Lemonade Day, a strategic lesson-based program that walks youth from a dream to a business plan while teaching them the principles required to start a business.

South Bay Credit Union conducted micro loan interviews from May 16th to the 27th at their Lomita branch. During the event, the credit union worked with 30 young leaders and gave more than $1,200 in microloans. The credit union also hosted two lemonade stands at their Redondo Beach branch on July 9, 2022.

South Bay Credit Union was recognized by the County of Los Angeles for its integral role in making Lemonade Day possible. When speaking about the event, SBCU President and CEO Paris Chevalier said, “We’re honored to continue to make Lemonade Day a successful event for the community’s youth as they’re the future of who we support and why we exist. Lemonade Day sparks the spirit of entrepreneurship and empowers youth to set goals, work hard, and achieve their dreams, and South Bay Credit Union will be there to help along the way. ”

South Bay Credit Union inspired kids to work hard to make a profit and taught them to spend smartly, save and share by giving back to their community. Since its launch in 2007, Lemonade Day has grown from serving 2,700 kids in a single city to one million children in more than 80 licensed markets in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.

Lemonade Day is committed to delivering youth entrepreneurship programming that is accessible to all children regardless of age, color, race, handicap, economic status, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identification. For more information, please visit