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:


“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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Drowning is Preventable#Repost @drownalliance
November is a month full of appreciation, gratitude and giving. The NDPA honors those lost and those left behind after the tragedy of drowning and November is Bereaved Siblings Month so look out for some resources and information from our membership.

Many of our members are first responders and former or active military so Veterans Day and Military Family Appreciation Month are on the top of our list to highlight. First responders are on the front lines of drowning prevention and we honor them this month.

November also celebrates young readers during National Young Readers Week and National Rural Health Day. Did you know that early education is the first step in teaching water safety to children? Our members @joshtheotter @stewietheduck and @thezacfoundation have amazing children's book for you to help your little readers learn to love reading and how to be safe around water!

Last, but definitely not least we round out the month with Thanksgiving, National Philanthropy Day and Giving Tuesday. We take time in November to give thanks, give time and give funds to the causes that matter to us and those we love.

#November #appreciation #gratitude #giving #NDPA #BereavedSiblingsMonth #firstresponders #military #VeteransDay #MilitaryFamilyAppreciationMonth #drowningprevention #youngreaders #NationalYoungReadersWeek #NationalRuralHealthDay #earlyeducation #teacher #watersafety #children #JoshtheOtter #StewieTheDuck #ZACFoundation #childrensbooks #littlereaders #learntolovereading #besafearoundwater #Thanksgiving #NationalPhilanthropyDay #GivingTuesday #Philanthropy
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You Otter Love a Veteran today and everyday. Thanks so much for all that have served in the Military and serving in the Military. Thanks for your service!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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