SHINE ON Postcards

Free SHINE ON postcards to celebrate United Nations International Youth Day available to the public the week of August 1st

International Youth Day August 12th



In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 12th as International Youth Day.

Last year, the Council for Youth Development joined the celebration by creating the SHINE ON Postcard campaign.

Thanks to our CYD network partners, the first CYD SHINE ON campaign was a success with over 7,000 free postcards distributed in Bartholomew County. In 2018, with your help we expect to deliver more than 8,000 postcards to our children, teens, and young adults.

Join us and take the time to encourage our youth to SHINE ON!


Scroll down to: See How You Can Get Involved, Find Out Where To Pick Up Postcards, and Meet Our Student Designers

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Get Involved

  • Write a thoughtful message to your friend, child, grandchild, or student.

  • Share additional postcards in your office, household, or business for others to use.

  • Celebrate by posting your SHINE ON day with us on Facebook and on Instagram using the #CYDShineOn

POSTCARD Pick Up Locations | 2018

United Way of Bartholomew County 

1531 13th St #1100, Columbus, IN 47201

Hope Branch of Bartholomew Public Library

635 Harrison St, Hope, IN 47246

Columbus Parks and Recreation Department

739 22nd St, Columbus, IN 47201

Lincoln Central Neighborhood Family Center

1039 Sycamore St, Columbus, IN 47201

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

1200 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47201

Columbus Branch of Bartholomew Public Library

536 5th St, Columbus, IN 47201



Thank you to our participating CYd Partners | 2018




Thrive Alliance

Su Casa Columbus

Family Services, Inc.

Boys and Girls Club

Healthy Communities

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Downtown

Communities That Care

Community Education Coalition

George Junior Republic

Cultural Learning Center

McDowell Education Center

Children Inc. Learning Center

Columbus Parks and Recreation

Bartholomew County Courthouse

Bartholomew County Juvenile Probation

Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

Bartholomew County Youth Services Center

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County 4-H

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation



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Tim Cox

Tim is full time student at Virginia Tech studying architecture and industrial design. His free time is spent with friends, sketching, or discovering new music. Tim was a member of the Exhibit Columbus High School Design team and is currently an active member of the American Institute of Architecture Students.

Caleb Warren

Caleb is a full time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in innovative management from Indiana University Columbus. When he is not working full time or studying, he enjoys the art of photography. His main goal is to make people happy through his photos.


Kyle Kingen

Kyle, a Columbus North Alumni, is currently studying Art History at Herron School of Art and Design. In partnership with Exhibit Columbus and the Council for Youth Development, Kyle has been the lead on a new event coming in September, Engaging the Next Generation.


Zoë Clulow

Zoë is a senior at Columbus East High School. She is an active member of Nomad, a Columbus art organization, and a member of Dance Marathon. She is a creative and passionate artist who hopes to pursue a career in the arts upon graduation.


Questions? Contact Fredi Morales, CYD Communications Coordinator at