The City of Pleasanton celebrates the first anniversary of the Ptownlife.org website which was unveiled in 2012 to meet the information needs and interests of youth and families. Ptownlife.org serves teens and families with children of all ages, providing a bridge between the community and an array of activities, services and resources, and youth job/volunteer opportunities. The website features a calendar of local events, organization and business listings, and new articles written by a student web team.
The youth-centric site’s web team is comprised of Pleasanton teens who guide its design and content. Students promote the site, report on new and interesting things happening in the community, take photos, and write articles to post on the site. The 2013-2104 youth web team is comprised of 18 middle school and high school students.
As part of its first anniversary celebration, Ptownlife.org is sponsoring a Youth Literature Contest. Pleasanton youth in grades 3 through 12 are eligible to submit their original story about bravery. Prizes will be awarded to the top stories in each age group (grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12).
The top five overall stores will be featured on the Ptownlife.org website. Visit ptownlife.org/play/contests for Official Contest Rules and for details about submitting an entry. The deadline to submit is Friday, September 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ptownlife.org was a direct outcome of the Pleasanton Youth Master Plan which was developed to guide the health, safety, and well-being of Pleasanton’s children and youth today and into the future. It presents a long-term vision, goals and strategies for meeting their needs and provides elected officials, commission members, City and School District staff, community leaders, and youth serving organizations guidance on how these needs can be met.
Community youth organizations interested in participating in the website must become a registered member. There are currently 350 registered users on the site and 80 organization/business partners. Ptownlife.org partners are featured with a profile page with contacts, a website link, program details, services and products offered. Organization special events can also be added to the Calendar, and youth job opportunities can also be posted.
For more information, please visit www.Ptownlife.org, or call Nicole Thomas at (925) 931-3474.