SEI Fellows Team Up With Big Buddy Program for Lemonade Day

SEI Fellow Alex Abushanab (purple shirt) pictured with  students participating in Lemonade Day Louisiana.

SEI Fellow Alex Abushanab (purple shirt) pictured with students participating in Lemonade Day Louisiana.

June 8, 2015

BATON ROUGE – Students in the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute’s (SEI) Fellows Program mentored youth in the Big Buddy Program this spring to teach them entrepreneurship, culminating in their participation in Lemonade Day Louisiana, held May 2.

The Fellows worked with elementary-aged students to help them understand the basics of entrepreneurship and running a business, covering topics ranging from inventory control management to supply and demand.

The youth were guided through computer simulations of running a lemonade stand, creating PowerPoint presentations of their business plans, and developing a name and sign for their stand.

“Working with kids who have a passion for business at such a young age is exciting,” said SEI Fellow Alex Abushanab. “The students grasped high-level business concepts and worked really hard in preparation for the event.”

Thomas Greckhamer, SEI Fellows academic advisor, stated, “This is the second year that SEI has partnered with Big Buddy to mentor and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. I am excited about this partnership because it enables both our Fellows students and the mentored youth to learn about and embrace entrepreneurship.”

The Fellows Program, offered by the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is a year‐long work/study program intended to help foster and retain needed talent in the region by providing an intensive, high-quality entrepreneurship educational experience to a select, small group of either undergraduate students pursuing a major or minor within the E. J. Ourso College of Business or graduate students in the Flores MBA Program at LSU.

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, an integral part of LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, utilizes the Fellows Program, LSU Executive Education, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Speaker Series to address the challenges of entrepreneurship and to positively impact students, the regional economy, the state of Louisiana and the nation. For more information, visit our home page or call 225-578-0313.

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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business