Amanda Antico, co-founder, Tomorrow's Lemonade Stand
Who she is: Amanda Antico is the co-founder of Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand.
What she does: Antico is also an entrepreneur. Passionate about encouraging social entrepreneurship, Amanda is particularly interested in educating the next generation to build stronger and more sustainable communities. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Psychology from George Washington University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and a doctorate from George Washington University.
Why she does it: “We empower them at an early age to become confident, self-reliant, and capable,” explained the mom who saw a spark in her daughter, Kylee — and was determined to keep it alive.
BUILDING TOMORROW’s LEMONADE STAND
By Hope Katz Gibbs
Truly Amazing Women
Do you have a budding entrepreneur in the house?
The founders of Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand (TLS) think you do — and their community of little ladies and mini-men promote and instill the spirit of entrepreneurship for girls and boys in America.
“Our focus is to instill the joys of being creative, taking a risk, and finding a passion for children ages 7-11 (2nd – 4th graders).
Kylee, she realized in 2011, was like many other modern kids in America: smart, playful, and enthusiastic.
“Modern-day Lemonade Makers envision a better world and believe themselves to be key players in making that change take place through entrepreneurship. Our mission is to nurture and protect that belief at the earliest age possible.”
“Plus, it’s really fun and we learn a ton,” insists Kylee, 9, who in addition to thinking through the aspects of running a business, has also learned quite a bit about teamwork, compromise, leadership, marketing — and what makes a product (such as a sugar cookie shaped like a cat) something people want to not just try, but buy.
So it was a pleasure to sit down with Amanda and Kylee, in their dining room in Northern VA to learn more about TLS.
In this podcast interview you’ll learn:
- How TLS makes the experience of learning about entrepreneurship fun.
- How its curriculum provides a blended learning environment where students learn concepts, create new businesses, and interact with established entrepreneurs from a variety of industries.
- Why they consider themselves “the scouts for the new economy — and we make the cookies ourselves.”
Download the podcast now from our Inkandescent Radio Show.
- For more information about this kid-powered organization, visit tomorrowslemonadestand.com.
*About Kylee Majkowski, CEO and president, TLS
Who she is: Kylee Majkowski is the co-founded and CEO of Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand.
What she does: At the age of 7, she founded lLifte. She is now the the founder of Tomorrow’s Lemonade Stand, lLifte’s first project. She loves to sing, play piano, dance, and be sassy. Kylee is also a fashionista who loves to travel and relax on the beach with a good book.
Why she does it: “I deeply believe that thinking out of the box will help her and her friends build the life they want,” Kylee says.