The first step to being a successful entrepreneur is to take action and Keith did just that. The fact that he has risen above his circumstances to thrive and help his community is inspiring to everyone.
Tulsa, Okla (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Ten-year-old entrepreneur Keith Boyd has raised $100,000 for the Little Light House, a tuition-free school for special needs children that he attended until age six, through his own Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand that has been giving away lemonade for donations at 10 Tulsa-area sponsor locations every Wednesday since June 18. Keith’s ultimate goal is to raise $250,000 for The Little Light House before August 20.
Diagnosed with non-verbal cerebral palsy at birth and unable to walk or talk on his own, Keith communicates using a special device called a Tobii, which enables him to speak using his eyes. Driven by his desire to help other children thrive, he launched Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand with the goal of raising $250,000 to buy hundreds of Tobii devices. Keith’s mentors, Chick-fil-A owner and operator Arthur Greeno and Thrive15 CEO and business coach Clay Clark, heard Keith’s story and were compelled to step in and give him the tools he needed to thrive in business.
“The first step to being a successful entrepreneur is to take action and Keith did just that. The fact that he has risen above his circumstances to thrive and help his community is inspiring to everyone,” said Thrive15 CEO Clay Clark.
The Thrive15 team has helped Keith secure sponsorships, create a website and execute on the 10 area lemonade stands. Tulsa-area Chick-fil-A franchises donated the lemonade for Keith’s cause to help his bottom line.
“We are so thankful for the support of the Tulsa community with Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand. We dreamed that we could raise $250,000 for The Little Light House, and we know we’ll be able to meet our goal,” said Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade CEO, Keith Boyd.
Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stands take place every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through August 20 with the goal to raise $250,000 for the Little Light House. For more on Keith’s story, for sponsor locations or to make a donation, visit http://www.KeithsIceColdLemonade.com.
*Keith’s Ice Cold Lemonade Stand launched June 18 with a mission to raise $250,000 for The Little Light House.
*The Little Light House is a tuition-free school offering educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for special needs children and their families.
*Thrive15 offers online education for entrepreneurs taught by millionaires, moguls and everyday business success stories.