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No dream is too big.

Tell us what you want for your life, and we'll help you get there. We've got all the tools you need to succeed, like coaching from experts in foster care, free tutoring, college scholarships, and job support. 




We'll pair you with expert coaches who listen to what you want for your life. You lead the discussions, and they'll work with you every step of the way to reach the goals you set. Our coaches are caring, understanding, and considerate. 

McArthur Balcony

College scholarships 

Our scholarships range from $3,000 to $5,000 per year, depending on your need and whether you enroll in a 2-year or 4-year school. We'll also help you maximize your financial aid, so you can attend college debt-free. 


FREE Academic Tutoring

Our free tutoring services are the bomb. Tell us what classes you're struggling with and we'll connect you to awesome tutors who can help you straighten out fuzzy concepts. Best of all, they won't charge you a penny. 


Summer Internships & Jobs

We know lots of employers who want to give you an opportunity to grow your professional experience. Our professional development training workshops prepare you to write a stellar resume and rock a job interview. Complete that process and we'll get you a job. 

Before Pivotal, I had a 1.7 GPA and I didn't know where I was going to live. Thanks to Pivotal, my biggest problem is which grad school to apply to.

Pivotal Alumnus


Fill out some information about yourself right here and we'll get in touch with you to discuss if Pivotal is right for you.  


You might have some questions about why and how we do what we do, so we’ve put together the questions we get asked most by young people in foster care.

"I’m so behind in school. I want to graduate high school on time, but I don’t see how I would."  

It’s common for foster youth to fall behind in school. Moving from home to home, dealing with new foster parents, new schools, new teachers, and caseworkers can be really overwhelming. We have amazing coaches who know how to help you catch up, and who will be there for you every step of the way. 


"My schedule is jam-packed already with case meetings and school. How am I supposed to also meet with a Pivotal coach?"

Working with a Pivotal coach actually feels less like work and more like an opportunity to talk with someone who really understands the issues you’re facing as a foster youth. Pivotal coaches are passionate problem solvers who believe in your potential for success. They provide real solutions and unconditional encouragement. 


"I already have so many people who say they are working to help me. Why would I want one more?"

We believe that you should be part of the decision-making process that affects you.  Your Pivotal coach will actively listen to what you want for your life, and advocate for your hopes and dreams and what you need to get there. You take the lead.

Have a question we haven't answered?  We've got just the person to help you.

Contact our Program Enrollment Coordinator, Sue Pires, at 408-595-2873 or at

Do you know a foster youth who would benefit from our services?  

Head over to submit a referral on our Refer a Foster Youth page. We'll get in touch with the youth and find out if our services are what he or she is looking for.