Since its 2015 inception, Kids Tag Art Pinellas has raised more than $300,000 for art education in Pinellas County elementary schools!
Kids Tag Art Pinellas is a Florida Standards-aligned curriculum where Pinellas County 5th-grade students design their own unique vanity tags (front license plates) during art class. These metal tags can be purchased and displayed on the front of vehicles in Florida and many other states.
!00% of proceeds from tag sales and community donations go to participating schools to purchase art supplies and fund art education.
Kids Tag Art Pinellas is a community program made possible by partnerships between the Pinellas County Tax Collector's Office, Pinellas County Schools, and generous community sponsors.
Key Accomplishments from 2022-2023
49 schools participated - a great accomplishment given the pandemic!
Nearly2,300 students created an original license plate design
156 student artists were selected for an Award of Excellence
More than $300,000 was raised for elementary art programs over the past eight years
Statewide total is over $2 million!
Each participating classroom received funds to be used for art supplies and art related projects!
It is imperative for Pinellas County students to have the opportunity to think both creatively and strategically.
From the Education Commission of the States, a trusted education policy resource:
"Arts education fosters critical deeper learning skills, such as collaboration and perseverance, in students... Arts education benefits both students and society, because students of the arts disciplines gain powerful tools for creatively making decisions and solving problems when no prescribed answers exist." Read the full report here.