Some people look at a rundown neighborhood and see nothing but despair, but for kids like budding social entrepreneur Joshua, they’re just lemons waiting to be made into lemonade.
When nine-year-old Joshua Smith’s mother said he couldn’t go to the Zussman Playground in his west Detroit neighborhood because overgrowth and trash made it too dangerous, Joshua decided it was time to take action.
He made a whopping $3000 selling lemonade, the proceeds of which he donated to the Parks and Recreation Department to save his playground and even got a college scholarship and congrats from the mayor to boot.
A fine reward for a fine young man who hopefully won’t forget his city as he moves onto bigger and better things.
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