The Golden Scoop concept has been in the making since 2018. We are modeled after two successful companies centered on employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we just married the two ideas!
We envision a world where people with special needs are set up for success and belong to a community where everyone’s gifts are valued. Top that off with a menu of culinarily-exquisite homemade ice creams and a signature KC coffee blend, and you’ve got an experience like no other.
The Golden Scoop's mission is to provide meaningful employment for people with developmental disabilities; to foster an environment where our employees are mentored, inspired, and equipped to succeed in their jobs and their lives; to offer amazing made-from-scratch products; and to provide an inclusive, joyful customer experience that keeps people coming back for another scoop.
down syndrome innvatuons
Our life-changing support and services enable people with Down syndrome to live to their fullest potential.
We serve as the expert resource and lead community mobilizer, sharing knowledge and creating solutions for people with Down syndrome.
Director of Employment & Volunteer Management
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Assistant Manager & Training Coordinator
Nearly 10 years ago as a summer volunteer with Camp Barnabas in Purdy, Missouri, Catie began her work with individuals with disabilities. Her summers spent volunteering evolved into spending a year on staff with the Barnabas Prep program in Branson, Missouri. At Barnabas, she served as a guide, mentor and teacher for young adults with disabilities while encouraging the development of their life and job skills.
In addition to her time with the Barnabas organization, Catie has worked in the Blue Valley School District as a special education paraprofessional and with Creating Connections Therapy as a Registered Behavior Technician. Her experience in assisting with the implementation of programs including self-help, behavior management and instruction creates a dynamic learning environment for The Golden Scoop employees.
Catie is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City and completed her degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Kansas in the Spring of 2022.
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