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WE HELP FOSTER YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS. 

Over 400,000 kids are in foster care.  Their education and employment outcomes are among the worst in our country. Pivotal is changing that through impact-generating models that focus on high school and college-aged foster youth. 

FOSTER YOUTH OUTCOMES AT AGE 18

46%

ARE UNEMPLOYED

50%

DROP OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL

25%

ARE HOMELESS
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WE'VE BEEN SERVING FOSTER YOUTH FOR 20 YEARS.

Our strong reputation for providing education and employment support to foster youth Silicon Valley is no accident. We've been building it for decades and we're only getting better.

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We invest in their education and employment in the most critical years.

Elise Cutini
Pivotal CEO

EVERY MINUTE COUNTS.

When foster youth turn 21 years old, they emancipate from the foster care system. It's not a cause for celebration. Cut off from services and funding and without any family to support them, foster youth are on their own. Know what makes a difference? A college scholarship and an earned degree. That's why Pivotal works with foster youth during high school and college. So they can graduate and achieve their dreams for success. 

 

NO DREAM IS TOO BIG. 

Everyone has big dreams. And everyone can reach them. The thing is, foster youth have so much going on in their lives, it's easy for them to fall behind in school and lose hope for the future. When Pivotal coaches get started with foster youth, they help them build resilience and see that it’s never too late and no dream is too big. 

 

WE GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER. 

It's important to get the right people together in the same room. Pivotal hires experts in foster care who specialize in working with foster youth. We also knock on lots of doors in Silicon Valley to build partnerships with employers, government agencies, nonprofits, high schools, local universities, and community colleges. It takes a lot of people to improve the life of one foster youth. We're doing it for hundreds. 

 

Learn what makes us Pivotal to foster youth.