KBG Force Captains
Delaware’s Youth Tobacco Control Leadership Program!
KBG Force Captains are groomed, not born. The KBG recognizes that no one becomes a leader without hard work, dedication and dilligence. Being a leader mean having to give up some privileges and always being prepared to go that extra mile.
fill out the application at the link below. All of the below steps are detailed on the Force Captain Application, too.
provide two (2) letters of recommendation from either advisor, coach, pastor, an employer or teacher.
write an essay (500 words, double spaced, 12 pt.) stating: Why you would be qualified for the position of Force Captain and what experiences you have had in tobacco control.
attend the mandatory virtual training with the American Lung Association and your fellow Force Captains – new and returning.
- Please see below for information on the 2020 Training.
2020 Virtual Force Captain Training
In an abundance of caution, the typical in-person event will be 100% virtual. Do not fret, all who attend the 2020 Training will emerge ready to go as KBG’s leaders and equipped to lead their Forces.
How to Register:
New Force Captains – your application submission (at the link above) also registers you for the training! You are all set. At this point, we are going to be postponing the New Force Captains Training date for the very near future (Force Captain Training Part 2).
Don’t worry, we will make sure that you are trained and connected with the Returning Force Captains. Once trained, you will also receive the Force Captain incentives as promised (check below).
Returning Force Captains – All returning Force Captains must register for the Training, just like you would for any KBG in-person event. Returning Force Captains only should click here to register for the 2020 Training.
Training Information (Returning Force Captains):
How’s This All Going To Work?
You will be emailed a document with have a checklist of items, trainings and tasks that you need to complete by a due date. Follow the document and you will be set to complete the Part 1 of the Force Captain Training in no time!
After completing all the items on the document, Part 1 of the training is done! We will have Part 2 in a couple months where we will integrate all the New and Returning Force Captains together.
A water bottle, padfolio, and pen will be sent to your address just for registering for the event!
100% completion of the virtual training, you will receive: a KBG Force Captain Polo Shirt, Sweatshirt, Wireless Charger, and the opportunity to attend an amusement park in 2021 – all expenses paid!
The portable Karnival games are easy-to-assemble, fast-moving kids’ portable tobacco prevention games.
9 fun, tactile, tobacco prevention and control teaching tools for up to 30 children in grades 1-8. Multiple sets of the Karnival can be provided for large group events.
Karnival Games for elementary students include:
- Gummy Bear Bingo
- Toxic Soup
- Life Span
- Disease Toss
- Race to Live
Games for middle and high school students:
- Decisions Decisions
- Tobacco’s Oozing Truth
- Street Smart
To request the Karnival Games at your event, contact your local KBG Force or email Matt.Coyle@lung.org.
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)
An evidence-based youth cessation program.
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is a community and school-based program to help teens quit using tobacco.
- The program addresses healthy lifestyle behaviors which include tobacco cessation, nutrition, and exercise
- N-O-T incorporates life management skills to help teens deal with stress decision-making and peer and family relationships.
- N-O-T enables participants to overcome their tobacco addiction in a safe, trusting and nonjudgmental environment.
- The research-based program is provided by facilitators who have been trained by the American Lung Association.
INDEPTH: An Alternative to Teen Nicotine Suspension or Citation
Youth e-cigarette and vaping intervention.
Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the unhealthy addiction that got them in trouble in the first place.
Developed by the American Lung Association in partnership with the Prevention Research Center of West Virginia University, this new free education program is available for any school or community to establish to help our teens make healthier choices.
To find out more information and how you can be trained as an INDEPTH Facilitator (at no cost!) visit: www.lung.org/indepth
Staying Tobacco Free Pays Off – With Money For College!!
SCHOLARSHIPS DUE: MAY 9, 2021
Delaware Seniors! If you plan on enrolling full-time at any undergraduate two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., you’re eligible for the Kick Butts Generation Scholarship.
The scholarship consists up to $2,000 award, available to
Delaware seniors who are going on to higher education.
The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria:
- Community volunteer service hours
- A short essay on volunteer service in tobacco control
- Volunteer leadership awards and honors
- Appraisal forms from volunteer supervisors and leaders
- A high school GPA of 2.0 or higher