For Immediate Release

July 22, 2018


Young Leaders Engage in Philanthropic “Competition”

Leadership Lemonade to Raise Funds for The Freedom Museum and Serve Our Willing Warriors

UPDATE: Red Team raised $875.90 for Serve our Willing Warriors // Blue Team raised $825.37 for The Freedom Museum


Manassas, VA— Now through July 26, local middle and high school students are participating in the Leadership Prince William Summer Youth Academy’s annual Leadership Lemonade fundraiser. The Red Team will be raising funds for Serve Our Willing Warriors (; the Blue Team will be raising funds in support of The Freedom Museum (

Leadership Lemonade is an entrepreneurial competition that encourages philanthropy and community awareness among the students. The exercise culminates on Wednesday, July 25 with two competing lemonade stands on the grounds of Youth for Tomorrow—home base for the two-week summer camp.  As part of their experience, last week the students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from eight Prince William/Greater Manassas area not-for-profit organizations. Using the information gathered during their meetings, the students were divided into two teams and asked to choose which organizations they would be raising money for. They chose Serve Our Willing Warriors and the The Freedom Museum.

Throughout the Summer Youth Academy participants have opportunities to enhance their team building, communication and leadership skills, beginning with a personalized Emergenetics behavioral assessment (similar to a DISC profile) and put into action through planning and execution of Leadership Lemonade. Additional aspects of the camp help students understand how their community works together, with themed days focusing on topics like Environment & Open Spaces, Public Safety and History/Government.

Those interested in supporting the students’ Leadership Lemonade efforts may give online via The Leadership Lemonade stand will be set up at 11835 Hazel Circle Drive in Bristow Virginia on Wednesday, July 25 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

For more information, call or email Leadership Prince William’s Executive Director Andrea Short at 703-853-0323 or


Leadership Prince William is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and engage adult and youth leaders who want to make a difference in the Greater Prince William Area. Our graduates have undertaken leadership roles in business, government, the non-profit sector and community affairs. We serve Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. The overall purpose of Leadership Prince William is simple but powerful—to make our community a better place through collaborative leadership. We offer programs for Adult and Youth Leaders. Learn more at