Thomas Jefferson, Milan Illinois, Raises Big $$ with Lemonade Stand!
For four years, R.I.A. Federal Credit Union has assisted students with a lemonade stand at Thomas Jefferson Grade School located in Milan, Illinois. In months prior to the "grand opening", students learned the basics of business and handling money. With assistance from RIAFCU’s Nichole Burton, Thomas Jefferson’s 4th graders developed and implemented a marketing plan, and took turns making and selling the product.
A total of $470 was raised and given to the Student Activity Fund at the end of the three-day sale. Nichole Burton, Business Development Officer made the check presentation to 4th grade teachers, Patty Paulson and Carol Drish. The staff and students of Thomas Jefferson were excited to be a part of this learning experience and eagerly await their next venture into the business world.