Established in 1972, Pivot, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, intervenes and counsels youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives.

  • The Challenge

    There are youth in our community who lack the building blocks to help them succeed. This puts them at risk for becoming homeless, unemployed, engaging in alcohol and drug abuse, unplanned pregnancies, as well as untreated mental health issues. The more life skills, resources and support young people have, the more likely they are to become self-sufficient adults.

  • Who We Serve

    Pivot works with young people lacking stability in their lives. They are sometimes homeless or couch homeless, alone or disengaged. Many live with damaging labels and shame. Almost all are ages 12 to 21 and have overwhelming barriers in their lives without the resources to overcome them and successfully transition into self-reliant adults.

  • The Solution

    Pivot provides programs and services that focus on meeting housing and basic needs; education and job assistance; mentoring and life skills development; prevention and intervention services; and therapeutic care. Pivot takes a youth-driven, strengths based, trauma responsive approach to empowering youth to transition into self-sufficient adults. We are a turning point for youth.

How Your Donation Helps

  • $5K

    Helps Fund Educational Opportunities for a Teen 

    Help young people realize their dreams
  • $1K

    Keeps Services Active for Teens in Your Community

    Give young people the best possible chance for success
  • $500

    Funds Living Expenses for Teens with no Support

    Provide safe, stable housing for youth in need
  • $250

    Sends a Teen to the Prom

    Provide a lifetime of memories for one of our teens
  • $100

    Helps Pay Graduation Expenses

    Fund a student's cap and gown costs
  • $50

    Purchases Groceries for a Struggling Youth

    Feed a Hungry Teen

News & Events

  • Reach for the Stars!

    Reach for the Stars!

    Reach for the Stars! is a wrap! Thank you to our generous sponsors, guests and volunteers!

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  • You Gave Her Hope

    You Gave Her Hope

    With an infectious laugh and a smile that lights up a room, you can’t help but be drawn to Kinzee, a former client of Youth Services for Oklahoma County. You might even get a hug immediately upon meeting her. After a few minutes in her company, you feel like old friends catching up. You can literally feel her joy.

    At 25-years-old, Kinzee’s life is much different from her childhood and, according to her, that was always going to be the case. “It just wasn’t an option to live like my parents,” said Kinzee. “I just never want to be in that situation again. I don’t want to live like that.”

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  • One Family's Story of Resilience

    One Family's Story of Resilience

    The holiday season is a time for friends, family and peace on Earth. But, on Christmas night, 2016, three bullets ripped through the still night air, ringing out like church bells and forever changing the lives of one family.

    The father of Stacy’s son had stopped by her home to see his son on Christmas night. However, the visit quickly took a turn for the worse when it became apparent that the boyfriend was under the influence of alcohol. Talking escalated to arguing. Stacy told her daughter Ashton, age 13, to call 911. When the boyfriend heard the police were coming, he pulled out the gun and fired the shots, hitting Stacy. He fled before the cops arrived.

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Pivot Brand Reveal

A Turning Point