Lemonade Day is a fun, experiential program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their very own business - a lemonade stand. Each year, in participating cities, youth have the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by setting up their business during their city's community-wide Lemonade Day.
Sabrina Roesler, a 9-year-old fourth-grader from Sugar Land, has been named as the Lemonade Day Houston 2020 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. Sabrina received a bicycle as a prize from Lemonade Day Houston.
The Lemonade Day Houston team chose Sabrina for several key reasons: in spite of all the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has created, Sabrina completed the Lemonade Day business lessons while attending school remotely; her lemonade sales results were impressive, earning her a qualifying number of points in the scoring system that was used for evaluating all Lemonade Day Houston Youth Entrepreneur of the Year candidates.
Sabrina’s "Fresh’n Juicy" business goals are to offer healthy drinks all year long to her customers. She has expanded her business model, and she is having success selling her delicious drinks at pop-up events in her community. In the future, she would like to package and distribute her drinks and to expand her business to include selling baked goods, T-shirts, and friendship bracelets. Sabrina says she wants to inspire other kids to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
A cause that is important to Sabrina is finding a cure for brain cancer, which took the life of her father a few years ago. She donates a percentage of Fresh’n Juicy earnings to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation, a local brain cancer organization, and its primary fundraiser, The Run for the Rose. Sabrina visits patients and uses her artistic skills to bring them joy. Sabrina also has given uplifting drawings and cards to Louisiana residents who were affected by Hurricane Laura. She has also supported the Sole Loved local charity to donate shoes for kids to wear to their school.