SHINE ON Postcards

Free postcards are distributed August 5th-12th to celebrate International Youth Day and the young people of our community.

what is shine on?


Shine On is our annual campaign we launched two years ago to celebrate International Youth Day.

In 1999, the United Nations declared August 12th as International Youth Day to celebrate young people and raise awareness of the challenges they face. This year’s theme “Transforming Education” hopes to highlight efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. We believe our youth are best served when learning opportunities are offered in and outside of the classroom. CYD is committed to increasing youth leadership and engagement throughout Bartholomew County. Shine On is just one of our initiatives that makes sure to get young people involved. 

In the week leading up to International Youth Day we distribute 8,000 postcards created by four local, teen artists. Our goal is that each post card will end up in the hands of a young person in the community with a meaningful message written on the back. Our postcards are ultimately created for young people, by young people. 

Community members can pick up postcards from 12 different distribution sites across the community from August 5th through August 12th. CYD will also have a booth at the Farmer’s Market on August 10th to celebrate International Youth Day and hand out postcards.

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

Download the 2019 informational flyer (PDF)

2019 postcard designs


what you can do:

  • Write a thoughtful message on the back of a postcard for a young person in your life

  • Share as many postcards and thoughtful messages as you can with young people to show them you care

  • Celebrate by posting your SHINE ON postcards on Facebook & Instagram using #ShineOn2019 and share your special moment with us!

POSTCARD Pick Up Locations | 2019

Click each location for directions



Hallie Schwartzkopf

Hallie is currently a senior at Columbus North High School. She enjoys art and design. She is also part of the Columbus North student media team. In addition, she is devoted to the study of ballet and is heavily involved at her dance studio, Dancer’s Studio Inc.


Maika Shibata

Maika is a senior at Columbus North High School. She was a part of the Exhibit Columbus high school design team and won Judge’s Distinction in the Architectural Design Competition. She has also founded the I Am movement.



Joelle Schaibley

Joelle is a Senior at Columbus North High School. She plans to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering after graduation. But, as a passionate and determined artist she enjoys drawing, painting, and sewing as forms of spreading happiness to others.


Suzu Thompson

Suzu is a senior at Columbus North High School. She particularly likes art classes and studying Japanese. She is currently a violinist in the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and a member of Girl Scouts.


Thank you to our participating CYd Partners | 2019




Thrive Alliance

Su Casa Columbus

Family Services, Inc.

Boys and Girls Club

Healthy Communities

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Community Education Coalition

McDowell Education Center

Children Inc. Learning Center

Columbus Parks and Recreation

Bartholomew County Juvenile Probation

Flat Rock-Hawcreek School Corporation

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

Bartholomew County Youth Services Center

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation