Kids Don't Float

The Kids Don't Float Education Program is a model curriculum anyone can use to teach boating safety. The program includes several components that can be combined, based on the unique needs of any group. Several short lessons and activities emphasize cold water survival, including the selection and proper use of life jackets. The pool session offers various experiences in a controlled environment to encourage transformational learning and application of critical thinking. The Kids Don't Float Ambassador Program prepares high school students to teach the Kids Don't Float curriculum and become influential community youth leaders to encourage local safe boating behaviors.


 
 
 


  Alaska's boating fatalities: 9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 followed a capsize, swamping, or fall overboard, into Alaska's cold water   -  9 of 10 were adult males -  9 of 10 involved boats under 26 feet in length  -  3 of 4 involved powerboats