Polk County’s K-12 student dancers, poets, and artists of all stripes put on an incredible show for this year’s PlatformKids. Thank you for your support!

PlatformKids is an annual showcase of K-12 student art and performance. Along with the Polk County Public Schools Department of Fine Arts, and with very generous support from the GiveWell Foundation, we work with art teachers from public, private, charter, magnet, and home schools across Polk County. Platform starts planning months in advance, reaching out to art teachers for student artwork. All artwork submitted is accepted, which means a wider range of students having space and opportunity to show their work in the public realm.

Elementary Schools

K-1st grade, artists
African Mud Cloth Mural
Debra Braden, Teacher
Snively Elementary School

Nahla Jerles, artist
Cheryl Dale, teacher
Dixieland Elementary 
Jacob Rees, artist
Kate Young, teacher
Socrum Loop Elementary

Middle Schools

Yaniyah Dudley, artist
Rick Runion, teacher
Rochelle School of the Arts
Travis Ramsey, artist
Jennifer Garcia, teacher
Lakeland Highlands
Antonio Aguirre, artist
Kaitlyn Reynolds, teacher
Union Academy

High Schools

Emma Galbraith, artist
Kari Clever, teacher
Lakeland Christian School
Sidney Lee, artist
Kari Clever, teacher
Lakeland Christian School
Leilah McCargo, artist
Sherry Ross, teacher
Teneroc High


  • Early access to exclusive events, salons, and lectures

  • Support students seeking higher education and careers in the art field

  • Receive an invitation to Annual Sponsor/Member Salon

  • Learn details of new art projects in advance

  • Meet other art enthusiasts

  • Encourage a new generation of artists