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.
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.
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.
Marrell was 17 when he first came through Pivot’s doors. Now, only 5 years later, he’s a college graduate, a young professional and thoughtful with his words. Marrell works full-time in Oklahoma City’s booming hospitality industry. He aspires to one day have a career that allows him to invest in young people like him.
Learn how your support of Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, provided Marrell with the stability, life skills and mentoring he needed to transition into an independent, confident adult.
Samara is 17 years old and has missed a year and a half of high school because of circumstances she was born into. She watched most of her friends go to prom this past spring and graduate from high school and she thought, I want that, too.
Learn how Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, empowered Samara to turn her life around and grow into a confident young woman.