Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)—a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults with disabilities through employment opportunities—will host an open house on Wednesday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at BCI’s St. Charles County facility located at 200 Trade Center Drive in St. Peters.
“Touring this plant is such a positive experience and, in many cases, an eye-opener,” said BCI CEO Troy Compardo. “You’ll meet an incredible team of very abled individuals performing contract packaging and light manufacturing work for global brands at a 99.3% quality rating. It truly is impressive!”
In addition to the guided tour, open house guests will enjoy a welcome reception and light refreshments. Representatives from BCI’s competitive employment program will also be available to answer questions about services that support individuals who want to work in the community. Finally, optional tours of the nearby BCI Skills Center will be offered every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m.
With contract packaging facilities in St. Charles and Lincoln counties employing 235, along with its continuum of other programs and services, BCI is one of Missouri’s top agencies for connecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to work.
“If someone wants that pride and purpose that comes from having a job, we’re here to help—even if they have no experience or don’t know where or how to begin,” said Compardo. “At the same time, we’re doing our best to increase inclusive hiring throughout the region. There is potential everywhere, and open house is a great introduction for anyone who wants to engage with our mission.”
While open house is free to attend, advance registration is requested at https://www.betterunite.com/BCI-stpetersspringopenhouse2023. For more information, contact Dee Gerstenkorn at 636-875-5245.
A fall open house at BCI’s Moscow Mills facility in Lincoln County is planned for Wednesday, September 13.
About Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)
Founded in 1959, Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) inspires and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment opportunities. Headquartered at 200 Trade Center Dr. W in St. Peters, Mo., BCI currently employs more than 235 adults with disabilities under its organizational employment program and serves dozens more with employment services, vocational training, and follow-along services under its competitive employment program and Skills Center. For more information, call (636) 875-5279.
Photo: BCI’s open house on Wednesday, April 12, is a chance to see employees like Phillip J. in action and learn more about BCI’s continuum of employment programs for people with disabilities.