Upcoming Events

Keep reading to learn about upcoming events within your community. For more information about upcoming events, contact krjohn@udel.edu.

June 27, 2023

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!

Why YOU Should Become a KBG Adult Advisor

For More Information Click Here: KBG

April 14th, 2023

Plogging on the Pomeroy Trail;


FIT BIZ 🚶🏻‍♀️🚶🏻‍♂️

Delaware Fit Biz is not just another worksite wellness program, but a menu of health behavior change strategies designed to create a culture of health within Delaware worksites. Through the implementation of policy, systems and environmental changes (PSEs), supported by technical assistance, marketing and coordinated educational programming, Delaware Fit Biz will ensure that the healthiest choice is the easiest choice for your employees!

The FitBiz program is available to worksites interested in making the healthy choice the easy choice for employees. Interested sites will submit an interest form, and a Cooperative Extension Agent will follow up to discuss program requirements and payment. The program costs $50/worksite; however, financial scholarships are available for worksites that qualify.

 Fit Biz offers a learning collaborative model where worksites can learn strategy recommendations from University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and learn from other worksites that are working to implement changes.
The program is 6 virtual sessions covering various topics related to creating healthier workplaces. Interested worksites may also be eligible for an on-site technical assistance visit from University of Delaware Cooperative Extension.

Topics include:
● Session 1: Overview of Delaware Fit Biz Program, Worksite Wellness Committees, Healthy and Productive Meetings
● Session 2: Dining & Menu Guidelines for Worksite Cafés and Healthy Vending
● Session 3: Worksite Farmers Markets, Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs), and Worksite Community Gardens
●Session 4: Hydration and Physical Activity Clubs
●Session 5: Breastfeeding-Friendly Worksites
●Session 6: Alcohol, Tobacco & Drug Prevention and Stress Reduction

FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Upon receipt of the interest form, a Cooperative Extension agent will follow up to learn more about your worksite to determine eligibility for scholarship.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.

Registration Deadline: January 9, 2023

Register Here

March 2023

March 2023

National Drug Facts Contest


Use your creative illustration skills to bring your drawing to life using #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Must be 8.5 x 11 paper

-Appropriate for age category

-Take a picture/scan drawing to submit


Lights. Camera. Action! Be the director and film a video that features #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Length 30 seconds or less

-Appropriate for age category

-Acting is encouraged!


Express the data or emotions in a powerfully vivid and imaginative style using #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Must be appropriate length for age

-Make it well thought out and powerful

-Appropriate length for age category

-Voice recording is recommended but optional


Show us your creativity. Design a t-shirt showing #MyWhyNDAFW theme! *

Submission requirements:

-Use computer program design or drawing on 8 x 11

-Appropriate for age category


NEW    #MyWhyNDAFW theme*   NEW

*Why is preventing drug use important?

*What are healthy ways you can cope with stress?

*Why do you choose not to use drugs or alcohol?

Age Categories

10-12 years old

13-15 years old

16-18 years old


1st place $50

2nd place $25

3rd place $15

For each age category


March 12, 2023

Register Here: Facts Week

For more information or questions, feel free to reach out to Lindsay Hughes at lgooden@udel.edu

APRIL 2023

Plogging on the Pomeroy Trail;

Healthy Living Retreat

Looking ahead to April 21st and 22nd, mark your calendars for the 2023 Healthy Living Retreat in Hockessin, DE at the Girls Scouts of Chesapeake Bay Camp Facility!

Teens and adult mentors will be invited for a weekend retreat.

Click and Register Here for the Healthy Living Retreat

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