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Area children learning how to make money

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You don't have to be an adult to start your own business, thousands of kids in Austin are getting started early.
The Entrepreneurs Foundation started a program called 'Lemonade Day' six years ago, designed to inspire children.
Sunday was their annual event and dozens of children participated by setting up a booth to sell their own homemade lemonade.
They made sure to use innovative ways to draw attention.

"If you and I know that you can do something to make money, somebody taught us that at some time. What we find, when we're going to talk to kids is, sometimes they've never imagined if they want money they can make it. So that's what we're trying to do, we're trying to turn on that switch," says Eugene Sepulveda, Entrepreneurs Foundation, CEO.

Research by the foundation shows that many great entrepreneurs in history have had lemonade stands or paper routes when they were young, kick-starting their career.   
Since the program started, more than 80,000 kids have been involved.
They have raised $1.5 million and have given more than $600 thousand to charity.

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