#BlackExcellence of the Week: Brown-Boys Lemonade creators Anthony and Ja’Den Anderson 🍋

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Beyoncé made a whole visual album about it. Moreover, these two Atlanta-based youngsters are creating a booming business of it. Literally!!

10-Year-Old Anthony Anderson and 6-year old Ja’Den Anderson, are the creators of Brown Boys Lemonade. Both boys told Atlanta’s Morning Rush them that they, “strive to produce the best lemonade in the world,” with the goal of motivating other “Brown Boys” to pursue their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and financially literate.

Anthony asked his mom to buy him a video game that cost $100 for the summer. She told him, she would do so only if he could raise half the money himself. The boys then decided to put a lemonade stand. Two weeks later they had earned $200 and decided to turn it into an actual business, and Brown Boys Lemonade was born. They began bottling their beverages for placement in various stores.

Anthony and Ja’Den hope to create a network of business owners under the age of 18 who will “shift the future of our Black and Brown communities into more property ownership, stronger family foundations, and a solid presence in society.”

Perhaps, I should FaceTime my 9-year old nephew and tell him that he needs to start to create his own business so he will be ahead of the curve in life.

Sources: http://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/brown-boys-lemonade-encourages-diversity-and-following-your-dreams/483667027 | http://www.bckonline.com/2017/10/24/two-brothers-create-brown-boys-lemonade-as-they-follow-their-dreams/

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