Say hello to Jabari©™, a brave and friendly lion who is central to communicating the importance of water safety. I developed this character so that children have a personality to identify with and emulate when it comes to being safe around the water (think Smokey the Bear, but for water). Jabari©™ is accompanied by his band of African animal pals, each with a different personality type so that every child is sure to identify with one or more of the animals, creating a bond between child and character. Children will be excited to hear what’s in store for Jabari©™ and his friends for each new adventure he has!
In the future, I see Jabari©™ and friends being involved in books, activity pages, beach signs, posters, television programming, video games, and DVDs. To have our lion friend as prevalent as possible in children’s lives will let us spread the word about water safety in a way that is just as meaningful to children as it is to adults.
If you’re interested in working with me to get my message and Jabari’s©™ story out to children, please contact me to get a conversation started.