Josh Project Founder named Top 10 CNN Hero of 2012
Welcome to Our Site! Please take a look around to learn more about the work we're doing to prevent drowning deaths and water related injuries in our community and abroad.
What's the Risk?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. The goal of The Josh Project is to change these statistics!
Our focus is on at-risk youth. We provide low-cost swimming lessons and teach water safety to every youth who has a desire to learn. We believe that everyone should know how to swim. Swimming is an accredited sport and a valuable life skill.
In the brief existence of The Josh Project we have graduated many students, and awarded "I Can Swim" t-shirts to each one. The Josh Project has become so popular that we now have many eager young "soon-to-be" swimmers in Toledo, Ohio, on our waiting list.
We’ve heard from followers of our program in various parts of the country and around the world! We have been eagerly connecting them with USA Swimming Foundations Make-A-Splash program, so that many more at-risk youth have the opportunity to learn how to swim. Want to start a learn to swim program in your community, contact them! Please be sure to tell them we referred you! Harriett Navarre <email@example.com>
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@diversityinaqua AA children ages of 5 to 19 6 times more likely to drown in pools than white and Hispanic children http://t.co/WQJkYSQTQh