2023 Leadership Training Retreat

Mark Your Calendars!

September 23, 2023

Atlantic Sands Hotel – Rehoboth Beach, DE

**Free Event for Delaware Youth in 4th-12th Grade**

Event Details:

Learn what it takes to be one of our youth leaders – a KBG Force Captain or a KBG Ambassador.  These two categories of leaders run the statewide organization and are an important part of helping the KBG grow.

It is FREE to participate with the KBG and we like to give out incentives and swag to our youth leaders.  By the time you leave this event, you will not only be enriched with new skills, lifelong friends, and training, but you will be decked out with KBG gear and swag!  (In the past our Force Captains have received Duffel Bags, ¼ Zip Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Polo Shirts, Long Sleeved Shirts…and the list goes on.)

It’s going to be a GREAT time, you’re not going to want to miss this. 

Additional Information

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided – FREE
  • Transportation from various locations throughout the state provided – FREE
  • Beach time and fun time built into the schedule
Location: Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehoboth Beach, DE

What are KBG Force Captains and Ambassadors?! Find out more below!

KBG Force Captains – ‘Force Focused’

  • Serve as the president or leader, co-president, or co-leader of your KBG Force
    • Lead meetings and events
    • Work with your peers to hold tobacco and nicotine prevention events at your school or in your community.
  • Actively recruit new members into the KBG and your Force
  • Help to make your local community tobacco and nicotine-free.
  • A part of the KBG Statewide Council
    • Help decide on monthly campaigns, events, and retreats.
  • Assist at statewide events
  • Report back to the statewide leadership team on your Force activities
  • Engage statewide leaders to develop and implement training for your peers.
  • Remain tobacco, vape, and nicotine free
  • Volunteer Services Hours
  • Hone leadership skills you’ll use now and, in the future!
  • Lead your peers and your KBG Force!
* Those interested in becoming a Force Captain must be accepted into the position by their Force and Force Advisor. *
KBG Ambassadors – ‘Statewide Support’
  • Attend all monthly KBG Council Calls and statewide events.
  • Attend/become trained in additional tobacco control programs.
  • Be an active member of their “home” KBG Force.
  • Actively recruit new youth members
  • Write one blog post for the KBGde.com website per school year.
  • Recruit 10 new members to join KBG.
  • Attend 10 monthly virtual Ambassador meetings
  • Attend all statewide events and training
  • Be an ACTIVE member of a KBG Force
  • Check email at least twice per week and respond to emails in a timely manner
  • Remain tobacco, vape, and nicotine free.
  • $350.00 stipend for completion of all Ambassador responsibilities
  • Youth looking to take their leadership skills to the next level


* Those interested in becoming a KBG Ambassador must apply for the position. Only 20 youths from across the state will be accepted. 

 Event Goals:

  • Provide training and education on public speaking, KBG Campaigns, Karnival Games, and Taking Down Tobacco
  • Team build and network with KBG youth leaders from across the state
  • Elect a new Statewide Leadership Team
  • Bring together youth who want to be leaders in the KBG in a safe and fun environment
  • Promote a fun leadership event to Delaware youth and recruit new organizations and schools to the organization 

Draft Agenda:

  • 9:00 AM – Check-In Open and Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – Ice Breakers and Team Building 
  • 10:00 AM – Workshop #1
  • 10:30 AM – Workshop #2
  • 11:00 AM – Break/Snack
  • 11:15 AM – Workshop #3
  • 11:45 AM – Workshop #4
  • 12:15 PM – Lunch and Beach/Free Time
  • 1:15 PM – Workshop #5
  • 1:45 PM – Workshop #6
  • 2:15 PM – Workshop #7
  • 2:45 PM – Snack
  • 3:00 PM – Workshop #8
  • 3:30 PM – Wrap-Up and Conclusion
  • 4:00 PM – Load Buses and Head for Home
Check back soon for a more detail agenda!  It’s going to be a great time, you are not going to want to miss this!
*This training is required for any youth who is looking to become a KBG Ambassador. KBG Ambassadors receive a $300.00 stipend at the end of the year for their work.