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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


  • From Risk to Opportunity - Samara

    From Risk to Opportunity - Samara

    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.



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  • Impact Oklahoma Selects Pivot's Tiny Home Project

    Impact Oklahoma Selects Pivot's Tiny Home Project

    Did you hear? In late April, Impact Oklahoma awarded Pivot one of their coveted $100,000 impact grants for our Pivotal Impact – Independent Living proposal. Impact Oklahoma’s funds will be used to build three tiny homes, each one with a bed, small kitchen and bathroom, right here on Pivot’s campus. These tiny homes will be the first in a planned community of individual homes to serve as transitional housing for Pivot’s young clients. 

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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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Videos


Pivot Brand Reveal

A Turning Point