Volunteers from the New Orleans Saints, Junior League of New Orleans, Raising Cane’s, as well as local universities and nonprofit organizations helped stuff backpacks in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the 18,000 children expected to participate in the fifth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana in the greater New Orleans area.

Lemonade Day Louisiana is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches children how to start, own and operate their own business — a lemonade stand. The backpacks will be free and will contain detailed supporting materials, such as an Entrepreneur Workbook, Marketing Tips and Mentor Guide, to help participants establish their own lemonade stand.

Lemonade Day Louisiana is May 2 and to prepare the aspiring entrepreneurs, the Junior League of New Orleans will host the Third Annual Lemonade Day University.

Children who register may attend either of two Lemonade Day University events. They can learn skills to successfully run their lemonade stands 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, or Saturday, April 25, at Junior League of New Orleans Headquarters, 4319 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Upon completion of the course, they will receive Lemonade Day certification. This event is free and open to children ages 8 to 12.

Participants can also attend the Lemonade Tasting Contest from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, at the Audubon Zoo’s Shell Wildlife Theatre, 6500 Magazine St.

For information, visit www.jlno.org/lemonadeday; email lemonadeday@jlno.org; call (504) 891-5845 or visit louisiana.lemonadeday.org.