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Due to COVID-19 

Social Distancing Mandates 

New Date TBA for the

iGrow Girl

2020 Expo


San Antonio’s 1st

Health and Wellness Expo

Focused on

Girls in the 3rd - 8th grade

and their families!


We’re new-ish, so let us introduce ourselves.


iGrow Girl is here to encourage girls to learn who they are and be fearless in being the best authentic versions of themselves. After raising two daughters of her own, Karen Howard Lee, founder of iGrow Girl and author of It’s Good for a Girl to Know Who She Is, recognized a distinct struggle among tween girls. The culture, the media, and everyone else constantly tell girls who they should be, how they should act, and what they should like. In the midst of all the noise, when do girls step onto the life-long path of exploring and deciding for themselves who they will be? When does a girl begin to learn who she is (her personality, likes, dislikes, gifts and talents) without the outside influences? iGrow Girl believes that time is NOW, which is why we’re dedicated to providing workshops, workbooks, and other tools that are aimed at nurturing girls’ self-discovery, health, and wellness, and encouraging strong mother/daughter relationships.



So, here’s the thing. Self-discovery is wonderful--no doubt! But when a girl learns to practice self-care while being true to the amazing unique person she is, then she will be super-powered and unstoppable! That’s why we’ve made this year’s expo theme… (drumroll, please): “But First... Self-Care Inside and Out.”


Here’s what that looks like:   

Lots of exhibitors and speakers who offer mental/emotional and physical health and wellness services and resources for girls and their families. Giveaways, prizes, live performances by local girl troupes, fun photo booth and more. Food available for purchase.


We're planning two major content components: 

  1. Exhibitors in the areas of sports, fitness, nutrition, healthy habits and lifestyle, stress relief, mindfulness, creativity, healthy relationships, and healthy online habits.

  2. Open Space sessions that consist of informal panel discussions in an open setting. The sessions will be enlightening, but also short, sweet and interactive to keep the tweens moving. Open space sessions give presenters a chance to engage with girls and their families.

Our Panelists are fierce professional women who are passionate about their work with kids and families: 


Grizelda M. Anguiano, MD, PLAY Awareness and Mind Works

Kristen McKenney Baggett, Executive Director, Yoga Day

Shannon A. Garcia, MDS, RD, LD, KISS In The Kitchen

Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, A New Day Pediatric Psychology

Sheena Solitaire, Director of Gallery Programs, The DoSeum

Michelle Storandt, MD, Acorn Pediatrics of San Antonio

Performances by:

San Antonio Ballet School, Dancers under the direction of Danielle Campbell Steans


All are welcome. We expect families from surrounding neighborhoods and throughout San Antonio. The focus is on tween girls, and there will be something special for every girl and the people who love them! 


This will be a one day event--New Date TBA. Doors open at 9:00 am and close at 3:00 pm. Fun interactive learning activities scheduled from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be lots of time to visit the many exhibitors, be entertained, have lunch, and meet new friends!


The Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community - 12500 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78231 The campus is a family-friendly and all-inclusive community center--home to a wide array of year-round services and activities for all ages, including sports, fitness, educational, arts, camps and senior programming. 


This is where you come in! Click here to get your tickets now on Eventbrite! Spread the word and share on social media. 


Why wouldn’t we celebrate girls’ self-discovery and self-care on this day (or every day for that matter)? There's never been a better time for an event like this! Bring your tween girl and your family and and learn how to get and keep your girl on the life-long path to self discovery, self-care, health and wellness... inside and out!


But First... Self-Care

Inside and Out

  • Healthy relationships 

  • Physical fitness 

  • Healthy lifestyle choices and habits

  • Healthy online habits

  • Mental and emotional wellness 

  • Healthy eating and nutrition

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All are welcome! Topics geared toward girls 3rd - 8th grade. Highly recommended for families and girl groups.

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