June Post

Breathing Techniques From Our GEM Curriculum

4-4-8 Breathing 🙉

Get in an upright seated position with your back straight, feet flat on the floor and roll
your shoulders back, making sure you can breathe easily. For the exercise, you may
close your eyes and gently cover your ears with your hands.

INHALE through your nose for a count of 4, feeling the air fill your stomach
HOLD for a count of 4
EXHALE through your mouth, making a whooshing sound, for a count of 8


This type of breathing technique is great to use when we’re feeling stressed or tense,
because it helps our nervous system calm down and clear the head of stress and distractions.

Vaping at a Young Age

Did you know that 39% of kids who have vaped in the past have started at the young age of 15?

Let’s Crush It!

Get Walking with Delaware 4-H

Join the Delaware 4-H weeklong walking challenge during the Delaware State
Fair. The contest will officially start Thursday, July 20th and run through Saturday,
July 29 th . Register by Tuesday, July 18th to receive your code to submit your steps
daily. Prizes will be awarded for the participant with the most steps in each age
category and the most overall steps. Pedometers will be available for anyone
needing one. Please contact your county 4-H office to pick up one.

Register today! Registration Link

NEW this year more age categories!!
Age Categories:
Cloverbud (5-7 year old)
8-10 year old
11-13 year old
14-16 year old
17-19 year old
20-39 year old
40-59 year old
60+ year old
For any questions please contact Lindsay: lgooden@udel.edu or Kaitlin: kklair@udel.edu





The Dover Youth Committee was formed in August 2020 with the purpose to bring together
youth and adults to understand and prioritize health-related issues in the Dover community while together identifying community-driven solutions.

We have focused on collaborating with other non-profit organizations and schools to fill in gaps for helping youth in the areas of mental health, education and food access.

In 2023, the committee is focusing on capturing youth voices through Dover area community events and adding youth members to our committee.


We will be attending Pridefest on June 10th at Legislative Hall from 10am-5pm.

African American Fest on June 24th also at
Legislative Hall from 11am-6pm.

An electronic survey will be available for both youth and their
caregivers to capture opinions on needs in the area.

Youth member position descriptions will be available for completion at both events.

So come on out in June and see what the Dover Youth Committee has to offer!

For more information about Dover Youth Committee, please visit https://sites.udel.edu/4h-prevention/dover-youth-committee/.

2023 KBG (KicK Butt Generation) 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.

For more information click here: KBG

This month’s $100 Amazon Plogging Gift card goes to…





Is it because it’s the end of the school year?

Can’t be due to rain! 🫤

Summer is almost here!

Need something to do with the kids?

Get your plogging sticks and bags and head down your own street!

And don’t forget to email Karen Johnston with your bag amounts or weights!

Email her with pictures too: krjohn@udel.edu