Calling all young entrepreneurs! The 2018 Step Up for Education Expo and Lemonade Day Galveston County Kick-off Event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Central Middle School Media Arts Academy, 3014 Sealy St., in Galveston.

This event is free and open to families and students in the Galveston region. 

The Step Up for Education Expo, which will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., offers information about educational offerings and opportunities throughout our region, from schools and lessons to summer camps and fun activities. The expo is open to all schools, businesses and organizations that serve families and students.

The Lemonade Day Galveston County Kick-off Event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the main auditorium with a program including Lemonade Day Galveston County prizes, school performances, and more.

Students will have the opportunity to register for Lemonade Day Galveston County and pick up their backpacks, workbooks and T-shirts for the duration of the evening. Registration forms will be available, but students must have an adult with them to sign up.

“Lemonade Day Galveston County is the perfect collaboration of business and education,” said Gina M. Spagnola, president and CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce and Lemonade Day Galveston County Director. “The program unites our region and families together, inspires youth to have a dream, and symbolizes the future of Galveston County businesses. We want all schools, organizations and groups that lend a hand to education represented so that families can get a look at all there is to offer!”

Lemonade Day Galveston County is a free educational initiative that introduces youth to entrepreneurship and skills to prepare them for both business and life. The program culminates in the real-world experience of youth going into business by setting up their lemonade stand. 

For more information, call 409-763-5326 or visit To register your school, business or organization for the Step Up for Education Expo, email Spagnola at

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