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Lemonade Was A Popular Drink And It Still Is -BW Spotlight: Jade Thompson

Black Westchester Spotlight: Jade Thompson - A Self Made Entrepreneur In The Making

Jade Thompson & PBP Radio's Cynthia Turnquest-Jones [Black Westchester]

Jade Thompson & PBP Radio’s Cynthia Turnquest-Jones [Black Westchester]

In a time when most press coverage about young African-American youth especially in urban cities like Mount Vernon, New York of a negative image, BW spotlights a young female who is learning entrepreneurship at an early age. While there’s no such thing as a set path to entrepreneurial success. But you do need to be headed in the right direction. For Mount Vernon’s Jade Thompson that is running a local lemonade stand.

I was taking a cruise around Mount Vernon and bumped into Jade Thompson. She is a 16-year-old student senior attending Nelly Thornton High School. A self-made lemonade and cake stand for five years straight! Jade is out here everyday 12:00 Noon to 7:00 P.M., except Sundays.


Jade Thompson working her lemonade stand [Black Westchester]

“My goals are to get a bachelor’s degree as an Environmental Engineer. And then I am going to study architecture for my masters in Environmental Architecture.”

If you are passing thru Willsons Woods Park, the corner of Beechwood Avenue and Bradford Road is the place to stop for a delicious cup of lemonade and a smile.

BW Salutes Jade Thompson and encourages everyone reading this to stop by and support this young sistah and get some refreshing lemonade.


About Cynthia Turnquest-Jones (51 Articles)
Cynthia Turnquest-Jones a co-host of People Before Politics Radio is an avid philanthropist. In October 2012 she launched Tha B.U.M.P. “Brown Urban Mother Partnership”, hosting an informational breast cancer session “Save the Women not the Boobies” inviting mothers from the community to sit and enjoy healthy foods while engaging in dialogue about breast cancer. In addition to Tha B.U.M.P, Cynthia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated, Mocha Moms, Incorporated, MAMAiAM, the Episcopal Church Women, secretary for Mount Saint Michael Academy PTA in the Bronx, and a member of Graham Elementary School PTA.
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