Fully Promoted launches internship program for adults with disabilities

Fully Promoted celebrated the opening of its new location at 3714 Illinois Ave. in St. Charles with a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Geneva, St. Charles and Batavia chambers of commerce on August 18, 2023

Fully Promoted of St. Charles recently launched its Production Intern Program, a 12-week internship program designed to give adults with disabilities an opportunity to learn new skills, interact with the community and earn an hourly wage. Fully Promoted is working with local organizations Rising Lights Project and the Association for Individual Development to identify interns, according to a news release.

Fully Promoted welcomed its first intern, Callie, in April. Callie worked two hours a week with owner Michelle Bottino by operating the heat press, transferring designs to T-shirts and other products and assisting with the packaging and cutting of materials. She has completed her internship and is the first graduate of the PI Program.

Two more interns from the Mid-Valley School District graduate program will assist with tasks in the near future.