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2023-24 students’ tag art designs ready for purchase

By Staff | Feb 22, 2024

The license tag artwork created by a student at Skyline Elementary School in Cape Coral. The tags are available from the Lee County Tax Collector’s office with proceeds going to participating art teachers from the schools for supplies and more. PROVIDED

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 decorative 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.

For more about the Lee County Tax Collector, visit leetc.com.

For additional information about the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, please visit leeschoolfoundation.org.