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Kids Tag Art Pinellas
Kids Tag Art Pinellas is a community partnership program that brings businesses, students, families, government, and the public school system together to increase awareness about the importance of arts in our community. It is an elementary art curriculum that teaches children how art is used in commerce while raising needed funds to support arts education throughout Pinellas County.
Elementary art students created their own unique vanity tag that anyone can purchase for the front of their cars. All funds raised directly support arts education in Pinellas County. One dollar from the sale of each tag benefits the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s “I AM 4 ART, U CAN B 2” Scholarship Fund. Remaining proceeds from tag sales and community sponsorships are given to the Pinellas County Schools Visual Arts Department to be used exclusively as supplement funding for art enrichment programs and supplies for participating schools.
According to the Arts Education Partnership’s Preparing Students for the Next America report, “Arts programs support student achievement in school, bolster skills demanded of a 21st-century workforce and enrich the lives of young people and communities.” It is imperative that Pinellas County students have the opportunity to not only think creatively but also strategically. Kids Tag Art provides the opportunity for students to expand their horizons and learn about the economic benefits of arts in Pinellas and throughout the world.
Key Accomplishments of Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2015/2016 Pilot Program
- 37 schools participated
- 2,169 pieces of art were created
- 470 tags were sold
- 564 people attended the awards ceremony
- 114 award of excellence and nine sponsor choice award winners were honored
- ~575,000 Kids Tag Art Pinellas inserts distributed in vehicle registration renewals
- $55,200 cash was donated
- $7,645 cash raised through tag sales
- $10,000 was donated as in-kind sponsorships
- After program expenses, $48,647 was given to Pinellas County Schools Visual Arts classrooms
- Each participating classroom received $800 to use for art supplies or projects!
Click here to download Teacher Toolkit documents.
Click here to find out how you can become a Kids Tag Art Pinellas Community Partner! Don’t delay, call today to reserve your spot before the registration renewal insert is full!
Many thanks to the community partners that are making the Kids Tag Art Pinellas 2016/2017 program possible!
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Bay Star Restaurant Group!
Jo Ann and Joe White
Click here to find out how you can become a Kids Tag Art Pinellas Community Partner!