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WHAT GETS MEASURED, GETS DONE.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, your generous contributions to Pivotal helped us make a deep and lasting impact:

483

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE YOUTH SERVED

$500K

AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS

5,870

HOURS OF 1:1 COACHING

81%

OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ACCEPTED INTO COLLEGE

73%

OF ELIGIBLE COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATED

93%

OF SCHOLARS WOULD RECOMMEND PIVOTAL TO OTHER FOSTER YOUTH

I know that I’m not guaranteed a perfect future, but I now have a future worth striving for.

John
Pivotal Alum

EMERGENCY FUNDS IN ACTION

With your incredible generosity, we continue to be a lifeline for foster youth, supporting scholars with our Emergency Assistance Fund program as the pandemic wears on.

$250k

IN EMERGENCY FUNDS DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOLARS

155

PIVOTAL SCHOLARS RECEIVED EMERGENCY FUNDS

$1,600

AVERGAGE DISTRIBUTION TO EACH PIVOTAL YOUTH
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"In the Spring of 2021, I contracted COVID and was really sick. I have asthma so it hit me hard. I was on a breathing machine for almost a month before I was strong enough to breathe on my own again. Pivotal provided me with emergency assistance funds to help cover my rent, car, and insurance while I was recovering. The support they provided was incredible. I never thought anyone would care this much about my well-being and my college education. Thanks to Pivotal, I gave my absolute best in school and continued on a path to my degree." - Ellie, Pivotal Scholar

OUR ACADEMIC RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

Since 2000, we've awarded over $2.5M in scholarships that make earning a college degree possible for foster youth. 

PIVOTAL SCHOLARS EARN A BACHELORS DEGREE AT 10X THE RATE OF OTHER FOSTER YOUTH.

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50 Pivotal scholars will have a paid summer internship this summer. 

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In 2021, 95% of our graduating high school scholars had a high school transition plan.

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In 2021, 90% of our Post-Secondary scholars earned their bachelor's degree as planned.

 

CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP

87% of our scholars are young people of color. Our scholarships move the needle towards improving the racial and socioeconomic inequities that typically prevent students from under-represented communities from pursuing a college education.

FY22 - Demographics Pie Chart

 

IT'S NOT JUST THE MONEY 

We know it takes more than just dollars to keep first-generation college students on track. Here's some of the extra support that Pivotal gives foster youth.

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COACHING

89% of eligible high school scholars were satisfied with our program and plan to return the following year.

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TUTORING

In 2021, we provided 2,283 hours of academic tutoring support. Scholars who received tutoring had an average GPA of 3.09. 

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SUMMER INTERNSHIPS 

In 2021, 91% of college students who had a professional internship completed it successfully.

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