Need some new bling for the front of your car? Buy a decorative tag designed by fifth graders in the School District of Lee County!
The Lee County Tax Collector and the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools have opened the online ordering portal LeeTC.com/Kids-Tag-Art/2023-24. The portal features 3,460 student designs from 42 different schools. All proceeds from the sales go back to participating art teachers to purchase supplies and introduce new techniques, like 3D art, to their students.
Kids Tag Art was started in Lee County in 2016 and inspires fifth grade students to design their own license plates fashioned after Florida’s specialty plate program. Students learn how these license plates support deserving causes, like environmental protection, health initiatives and public education. Then their designs are turned into tags that can be placed on the front of a vehicle or on a bike. Key fobs, mouse pads and mugs are also available.
Since the program’s inception, more than $200,000 have been raised and given to participating art teachers in Lee County.
The Philanthropist Sponsor for Kids Tag Art is Suncoast Credit Union. Other sponsors include Lee County Electric Co-op (LCEC), Edison Bank/Bank of the Islands, Grant Street Group, First Horizon, Dprint, JP Morgan, and The Community Foundation providing additional funding to support our teachers.