Q: What is Citrus Saturday?
A: Citrus Saturday is a teaching model developed by UCL (University College London) that delivers key business skills to young people. It provides basic entrepreneurial insights in a fun way by giving young people the chance to create a lemonade stand and sell citrus products to the public.
Q: Why is it called Citrus Saturday?
A: International Citrus Saturday is held on the first Saturday in July every year in London. On International Citrus Saturday we celebrate a global day of youth entrepreneurship, and all organisers are encouraged to run their own activities and join in the fun.
Q: Who is Citrus Saturday for?
A: The programme is aimed at young people, with a focus on 11-15 year olds, but any age can benefit and we've seen young people from ages 8 to 25 learn using this model. If your school or youth organisation wishes to organise Citrus Saturday activities, please get in touch.
Q: Can we run Citrus Saturday activities on any day of the year?
A: Yes, absolutely! Your activities can be run on any day, at any time of year! You don't even have to sell lemonade! Citrus Saturday is a flexible programme; the important thing is that young people come away from their enterprise with new skills, confidence and an entrepreneurial spirit! We provide organisations with a Toolkit to run their own activities. The Toolkit is reusable and will last for atleast 10 years, teaching around 1000 young people during that period.
Q: How does Citrus Saturday deliver business skills?
A: Citrus Saturday works via a series of interactive workshops which introduce aspects of entrepreneurship to the participants. These learning points include setting goals, creating a business plan, product creation, marketing and sales.
Q: Who runs the workshops?
A: The organiser is expected to run the workshops and teaching, based on training and materials delivered by the Citrus Saturday Support Team.
Q: Who pays for the ingredients and disposables needed to run Citrus Saturday activities?
A: Citrus Saturday organisers act as wholesalers, loaning the participants the money from their organisation's budget to buy some ingredients and disposables (including the costs for the pitch) and the participants then pay this loan back from their takings.