Citrus Saturday Edinburgh is a programme organised by Enactus Edinburgh in partnership with The Prince’s Trust which aims at teaching entrepreneurship skills to young people around Edinburgh.
A platform providing local high school students with the tools and knowledge to start and run their own lemonade stand.
Citrus Saturday is a project that aims to promote entrepreneurship and personal development among young people in Edinburgh between the ages of 13 and 17. This is done by running their own business for a day. In the case of Citrus Saturday the business is a lemonade stand.
Through workshops in local schools run by university students, pupils learn how to:
- Develop a tasty and profitable recipe for lemonade;
- Think like an entrepreneur and develop their brand;
- Work out their costs and profits;
- Create a marketing campaign to raise public awareness about their business;
- Design a business stand on which they will sell their citrus lemonade;
- Sell their citrus products to the public.
But pupils are not the only ones who benefit from participating in Citrus Saturday! By volunteering their time to run workshops in schools, our passionate student mentors gain a lot of valuable skills and experience.
Citrus Saturday is an experiential learning programme developed by UCL (University College London) aimed at teaching entrepreneurship and enterprise skills to young people around the world. In March 2017, Enactus Edinburgh will be running workshops in schools in Edinburgh designed to teach young people how to start, own, and operate their own business.Participants create a lemonade product, brand it and sell it to the public, and decide how to use their profits!
With everyone's cooperation, we can help more youths build useful skills in teamwork, leadership, confidence, creativity, ambition, planning, communication skills and many more.
For more information, case studies, and if you'd like to discover more about Citrus Saturday's work across the UK and around the world, visit their website at citrussaturday.org
If you'd like to join us, express your interest in being a student mentor or for further information, please get in touch.