Lee County Kids Tag Art

LEE COUNTY KIDS TAG ART


Lee County Kids Tag Art is an educational fundraising project designed to benefit the art classrooms in Lee County District Schools. The inspiration for Kids Tag Art began in 2002 when Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, encouraged his staff to get involved in the Great American Teach-In, where community leaders were invited into classrooms across the county.

The Tax Collector’s Office, in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, offers the program annually to each participating elementary school’s fifth-grade students.

We are proud to have a program that brings business, students, families, and government together to increase awareness and support art in education.

The program is designed to teach children how art is used in commerce, exhibited by 120+ specialty license plates in Florida. Approximately 5,600 fifth grade students will have the opportunity to create a design that will become their very own front-end decorative license plate!

Any business can support the program through tax deductible sponsorships administered by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. Get involved today and become a sponsor by contacting us at PleshetteM@leetc.com.

The program is fun and easy! Here's how it works: 

  1. Students create their design on the template provided, developing their own theme.
  2. Each student’s design is made available for purchase by family and friends when completed.
  3. Classroom teachers select finalist designs to be submitted for judging and two students from each school will receive an award of distinction.
  4. The winning plates will represent each school and be made available for sale to the public through the Tax Collector’s website.
  5. Funds from the sale of plates, along with business sponsorships, will directly support the art classrooms in all participating district schools.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, this would not be possible without your support!