Next Gen 2019

Next Gen 2019: Sydnie Bayles

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2018 Lemonade Stand Host of the Year



Sydnie Bayles

 

Age: 15

From the age of 2, Sydnie Bayles has wanted to make the world a better place. After her grandmother’s passing, her family was at an event where they met Jay Scott, co-executive director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The young Bayles immediately chimed in, saying she wanted to sell lemonade to help raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Encouraged by her parents, she opened her first lemonade stand in Downingtown.

In the past 13 years, Bayles has raised over $219,000 for the organization, even establishing a stand as part of the weekly Eagleview Town Center summer concert series. Last year, she was recognized as the Lemonade Stand Host of the Year. “I get my friends and anybody who wants to help out, and sometimes I’ll give speeches to companies about Alex’s,” says Bayles.

A student at Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy, Bayles balances her altruistic endeavors with a rigorous school schedule and soccer. “It’s a lot of time management,” says Bayles, who remains steadfast in her goal “to help find a cure for cancer, no matter how much it takes.”

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Next Gen 2019: Anna Rago

Event Coordinator, Pamoza Gala

Next Gen 2019: Anna Welsh

Founder, Little Bags.Big Impact

Next Gen 2019: Brianne Murphy

Director of Justice and Reentry Services, Transformation Yoga Project

Next Gen 2019: Caroline Capuzzi

Author, Dog Joy

Next Gen 2019: Garrett Snider

Founder, Childhood Resilience Foundation

Next Gen 2019: Joe Myers

Community Outreach/Primary Prevention Supervisor, Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County

Next Gen 2019: Lilia Becker

Founder, Code with Lilia

Next Gen 2019: Maxie Mandel

Co-Founder, Maxie’s Hot Chocolate House

Next Gen 2019: Mollie Dronson

Founder, @PhillyFoodies

Next Gen 2019: Nikhil Chakraborty

Executive Director and Founder, Penn Harvest

Next Gen 2019: Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola

Co-founders, goPuff

Next Gen 2019: Ryan Klauder and Christopher Muth

CFO and CEO, Rex Riccardi

Next Gen 2019: Sydnie Bayles

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 2018 Lemonade Stand Host of the Year