Wisdom, Wellness and Wealth was the theme as over 2,000 children, youth and parents attended the 2016 St. Louis Kids Expo. The St. Louis Kids Expo is appreciative for the commitment and investment from our sponsors The YMCA of Greater St. Louis, Missouri Foundation for Health and Samsclub. With their contributions our community continues to be empowered. Our media partners IHeart Media, Fun 4 STL Kids, UnHeard Media and Radio One lead the way attracting our attendees to be motivated and engaged. Our community partners Walmart, Microsoft, Home Depot, MaTiff Dance Company, Cool Fire Studios, McDonald’s Drink Runner, Jennings School District, Stella Loisir Everyday Runway, Teen CERT Mid America, VIP Swag and Le Leche League of Greater St. Louis provide resources, services, products and activities.
The exhibitors’ showcase presented informational, empowering services and products purposed to enhance the quality of lives of the children, young adults, parents and the community as a whole. Featured were live performances, inflatable activities, a scavenger hunt activity, stage demonstrations, participation prizes and a panel discussion all delivering a spectacular experience!
Our Sponsors YMCA and Missouri Foundation for Health showcased the importance of healthy living while Samsclub educated consumers about their products and services as well as sponsoring food and drinks for our sponsors, exhibitors, performers, special guest and volunteers. Our Media sponsor IHeart Media gave away vacation trips, merchandise and other prizes to excited attendees. Registered contest winners won gift cards from Walmart. McDonalds Drink Runner offered products while Game Mania entertained attendees outside with their mobile theatre game truck. Microsoft inspired our your minds with stem activities. Young Biz Kidz partnered with the St. Louis Kids Expo to have a dozen kid entrepreneurs sell their products. Midwest Bank Centre, Vantage Credit Union and Ascenus College Saving educated families about saving, budgeting, investment and other financial products. Shiners Hospital shared valuable information about their health care services. Home Depot provided families activities to build personal projects with at their workshop. Mid American Teen Community Emergency Response Team provided on-hands activities. CoolFire Media showcased computer editing for careers in the media industry. NerdyGirlz Book Club had fun educating young attendees about the benefits of reading. F.I.T. Martial Arts perform exciting demonstrations. Community Psychological Services presented their mental health services offering. Community Action Agency informed the Expo audience about the vital services they provide for the community. American Heart Association, Angelic Healthcare Services and Missouri Wellcare offered important health information
as Le Leche League of Greater St. Louis discussed the significance of breastfeeding. The creative and awesome talent sent out positive energy and put smiles on many faces. Last but not least, the St. Louis Kids Expo was honored to have Jade Harrell and Neicy Davis as our 2016 hosts.
Considered a success by our sponsors, partners and exhibitors based on visitor’s feedback and post-expo business metrics, the St. Louis Kids Expo continues to grow! Remember to mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Expo! October 21-22 at the North County Recreation Center located at 2577 Redman Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63136. We hope to see you there as a Sponsor, Partner or an Exhibitor!