YOUTH AT THE CENTER OF OUR WORK.
Our coaches help each young person focus on what it takes to be successful in school and on the job. Their support goes far beyond the basics of academic and career counseling. Pivotal coaches are highly trained professionals. They use evidence-backed practices for working with traumatized young people. Our coaches help young people in foster care move beyond their past and focus on the future.
It’s no secret: kids benefit from learning experiences beyond the classroom. It’s why parents sign up their kids for sports and piano lessons and summer camps. But for youth in foster care, these enrichment activities are often out of reach. Pivotal changes that. Our flagship STEM program, youth leadership activities, and professional development workshops give our young people opportunities to explore interests, build confidence and grow as leaders.
Providing access is about leveling the playing field for foster youth. They deserve just as much help as any other kid. That’s why we provide scholarships for college and pay for private tutoring when they need it. We also give them access to cool internships and jobs that match their career goals. At Pivotal, access is about equity.