Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:
To stay away from water unless accompanied by an adult.

Josh the Otter Water Safety & Awareness Project

Our goal is to educate children with a fun and simple message:

TO STAY AWAY FROM WATER UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

“Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.

We have already distributed several thousand copies of the book to daycares, preschools, and kindergarten classrooms across the country. With ongoing support, we will continue our efforts to incorporate this life saving message into every educational curriculum in the United States and beyond. We believe the book; “Josh the Baby Otter” has and will continue to save countless children’s lives.

“It’s an awesome program and more schools are calling us all the time to do it,” Hersh said. “If every year we hit the kindergarten class where we have kids who are at that point where they’re adventurous, we’ll be ahead of the game.”

The 2016 JCMF Golf Tournament raised over $60,000.00 to support our water safety educational programs!

We THANK all of our amazing supporters across the U.S. and worldwide! Because of YOU over 1 million children have heard the life-saving message of water safety with Josh the Otter!

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13 hours ago

Josh the Otter

One of our new partners, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF (University of South Florida), brought Josh the Otter to a variety of events this summer; from Surfers for Autism to the Autism Summer Institute for Teachers to Splash Pals at USF water program, they reached 4,000 children, families and educators with Josh's water safety message. Thanks for the great impact and new partnership! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Josh the Otter

The highlight of our program usually happens when Josh comes to dance and give hugs and high fives to kids. They have read the book and taken the water safety pledge so want to be like Josh and be safe around the water ... See MoreSee Less

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