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9 Year-Old Joshua Smith’s Lemonade Stand Raises $3,000 for Detroit

9 year-old Joshua Smith made headlines when he opened a lemonade stand in front of his home to raise money for the city of Detroit.

In less than a week, Smith raised $3,000 for his hometown.

From Hip Hop Wired:

“The 9-year-old told his family that he wanted to do his part to aid the city, so they put up $100 to buy the items which he sold in front of his family home. Once he garnered national attention, Smith received donations from as far as South Africa. “I heard the city was in crisis because the city is broke and I was really upset,” he said.

In honor of his achievement, the city council rewarded smith with an award for outstanding achievement. He also received a $2,000 college scholarship from the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation.

Even with what he earned, Smith has hardly put a dent in Detroit’s $100 million deficit, but the fact that he chose to take a stand and actually followed through is what makes his story so admirable.”

Read more at HipHopWired.com

We are so impressed with little Joshua’s ambition and desire to help his community.

Nicely done, young man!