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Kids Don't Float

Alaska's award winning Kids Don't Float program has become a model for educators and injury prevention specialists throughout the U.S. For more information about how to start a program in your area or to request a presentation contact our office.

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Kids Don't Float Education Program

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The Kids Don't Float Education Program is a model curriculum for anyone wishing to teach boating and water safety concepts to children. The curriculum is comprised of several short lessons that include activities that emphasize boating and water safety, including the proper use of personal flotation devices. The Kids Don't Float Ambassador program trains high school students to teach the Kid's Don't Float curriculum to children.


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-   In the last 10 years, 105 more Alaskans died in recreational boating accidents than died in commercial fishing.   -  9 of 10 were not wearing a life jacket, or were never found   -  5 of 6 experience a capsize or fall overboard into Alaska's cold water   -  3 of 4 involve powerboats   -  Half are in salt water, half in fresh water   -  9 of 10 involve boats under 26 feet in length  - 5 of 6 fatalities are swamping, capsizing and falling overboard