2023 KBG Adult Advisor Training Retreat

Wednesday, June 27, 2023 (4:00 PM) to Thursday, June 28, 2023 (1:00 PM)

Hyatt Place, Dewey Beach, DE

Event Details:

When: June 27-28, 2023 | Registration/Room Check-In will start at 2:00 PM – First Workshop at 4:00 PM

Where: Hyatt Place, Dewey Beach, DE

For anyone attending the training, the option to say at the Hyatt is included (for free!).  

It is strongly recommended that all current KBG Adult Advisors attend this event. This event is replacing the Advisor Online Webinar and will provide advisors will all necessary information and tools to be successful advisors. Any advisor unable to attend will be contacted to setup an alternative time to connect with ALA staff.

Who's Invited?

  • Current KBG Advisors, Co-Advisors, and Assistant Advisors
  • Adults representing youth-serving organizations who are interested in learning more about the KBG and how to implement the program at their school/organization.
  • Former KBG Advisors who are looking to reconnect with KBG.
  • Any Adult looking to become an Advisor.  Does your school or organization already have a KBG?  They would be happy to have another Adult Advisor join them!

It’s simple, it’s fun, and SUPER rewarding. 

  • Yearly stipend for your work.
  • All resources, materials, trainings, and incentives are provided for FREE!
  • Make a difference in Delaware and help keep Delaware youth healthy.
  • Be a part of a statewide organization that is 25 years STRONG!


All Advisors have the support of the American Lung Association and the Delaware Youth Education and Prevention Contract. We will make sure you have all the supplies, trainings, and resources to be successful!

Event Goals:

  • Recruit Adults to become new KBG Advisors 
  • Train new and returning KBG Advisors for the upcoming KBG Year on various topics:
    • Review of monthly reporting protocols
    • Fall Youth Summit
    • Advisor Role and Responsibilities
    • Review and explain the Force Captain and KBG Ambassador program.
    • Review the components and programs of the DE Youth Contract.
  • Provide Advisors with resources to enhance their KBG Forces, how to select KBG Youth Leaders, incorporate tobacco control into their school/organization’s culture.
  • Provide the Adult Advisor time to network and connect with their peers.
  • Develop a plan to implement NOT, INDEPTH, and Vape-Free Schools Initiative into their school and organization. 
  • Provide feedback opportunities for Adult Advisors to share their opinions and needs to the ALA and develop ways to improve the KBG program.
  • Gather at least 20 current KBG Adult Advisor and 5 new Adult Advisors together in an adult focused KBG professional development training.

Event Schedule (Tentative)

DAY 1:

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Retreat Check-In

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

Session #1: Overview of the DE Youth Contract

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM


5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Session #2: KBG in FY24

5:45 PM – 6:00 PM


6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Session #3: KBG Best Practices

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dinner and Advisor Share: Gallery Walk | Rose-Bud-Thorn

8:00 PM 

End of Day

DAY 2:


7:00 AM

Hotel Breakfast On Your Own

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Session #4: Engaging Youth / Selecting Your Youth Leaders

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Session #5: Planning for the New Year

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM


11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Session #6: PHMC and Monthly Reporting

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Session #7: Wrap Up

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch, Advisor Q&A

1:00 PM

Retreat End

Feel free to share this event with your peers who may be interested in starting a KBG!