Gurl Guide Expo

For Teen Girls & Their Moms/Female Role-Models

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About our Event

Join us for our FREE Gurl Guide Expo! Teen girls grades 6th-12th are cordially invited to attend with their mothers and/or female role models. It will be a half day (2-7pm) full of fun, healthy & beauty tips, and support while dealing with today’s issues (self-esteem, pressure, relationships). Register today! Limited spots available.

The Gurl Guide Expo is a free event provided by the Heart of Texas Children’s Advocacy Center that will be held at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church on Saturday, February 20th from 2pm-7pm. Guest speakers include: Amy Hamilton-Praise & Worship, Brittany Cox-Dazzling Divas Modesty Fashion Show, Keren Myers-Mary Kay Makeup Tips, Hailey Allen-Nathana’s Hair Tips, Jody Easley-Brownwood Fitness Club Healthy Living Tips, Terri Medlock- Pregnancy Care Center, Howard Payne University Gurl Guide Mentors, and Kelsey Robinson- Gurl Guide Director.

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Gurl Guide Expo

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 2-7pm

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Photo booth: Red Carpet style entrance

Light Refreshments/Music Videos

Praise and Worship/Pray

Welcome by Director and Key Scripture Verse

What’s In Your Purse?

HPU Mentors to introduce Pressure Video

Pressure Video (13min)

Group Discussion/Activity


How Well Do You Know Me?

Modesty Fashion Show by Dazzling Divas

Make-Up by Mary Kay/Hair by Nathana's/ Healthy Living Tips by Brownwood Fitness Club (for teens) - Parent Talk with Pregnancy Care Center -Terri Medlock

HPU Mentors to introduce Self-Esteem Video

Self Esteem Video (19min)

Group Discussion/Activity

HPU Mentors to introduce Relationships

Before You Date Video (15min)

Group Discussion/Activity

Intermission & Dinner

Pregnancy Care Center-Terri Medlock

The Charm Bracelet

Make your own Bracelet

Beth Moore’s Secure Girl

Key Scripture Verse, Invitation, and Closing

About Gurl Guide

In May of 2014, on the 10 year anniversary of her rape in college, Kelsey Robinson felt God calling her to reach out to teen girls. As a coach and a teacher, Robinson came in contact with several teen girls dealing with issues that they should never have to go through.

Kelsey believed that if teen girls could have open communication about self-esteem/pressures/relationships, then they would be able to stand up for themselves and hold onto their beliefs when they faced struggles in their daily lives.

God continued to put people and opportunities in Robinson's path and Gurl Guide was formed. In Gurl Guide's first year (2014-2015) they had: 6 themed events at the Heartland Mall that included:

Halloween Spooktacular: Self-Esteem

Ugly Christmas Sweater Bash: Pressures

PJ Party: Future Goals and Dreams

Valentines Gathering: Love & Respect in the Family

80's Themed: Before You Date

Luau Themed: Healthy Relationships

Each themed event hosted 30-50 teen girls.

Gurl Guide was also made an official organization at Howard Payne University to recruit HPU female students as mentors and developers of Gurl Guide program.

In GG's 2nd year (2015-2016) they moved locations to Coggin Avenue Baptist Church and became a part of the Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The HOTCAC's mission is to help break the cycle of child abuse one child at a time. Gurl Guide is able to be a preventative measure and to also identify and help abused children in our community. Kelsey now works as a Family Advocate and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Heart of Texas Children's Advocacy Center.

Gurl Guide also decided to change from the monthly themed meetings to: book study, lock in , and Expo for 2015-2016. From October 11th- November 22nd Gurl Guide did a book study over Beth Moore's So Long Insecurity Teen Edition with HPU mentors and small group break off. On December 4th & 5th GG hosted a lock in with 30 teen girls and 10 volunteers in attendance.

The next Gurl Guide event will be the Expo for teen girls and their mothers/role models that they are currently planning for now.

The HPU mentors will meet in spring to discuss next year events for Gurl Guide program.

Ways to Contact Gurl Guide



Kelsey Robinson

(432) 788-1211

HPU President:

Anisa Garcia

(325) 203-6981