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BoatUS joins with NMBA on life jacket program

BoatUS Foundation's Teens Afloat Program helps keep teens safe on the water by offering discounted vest-style life jackets for $5 to non-profit summer camps, schools or any local non-profit organization providing on-the-water educational programming for teens.

Made possible through a donation from the National Marine Bankers Association, the goal of the program is to provide an affordable way to keep teens safe while they participate in educational programs on local waters. Groups interested in getting life jackets can apply, using an online application, by March 31.

“We’ve received many requests over the years from groups providing these kinds of on-the-water educational programs to teens that desperately need life jackets,” BoatUS Foundation program manager Alanna Keating said in a statement. “These programs are great ways to give teens a chance to experience being on the water and at the same time educate them on the importance of life jacket wear.”

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