Education: College / Higher Ed
Life skills

Pivotal - Santa Clara & San Mateo

About this resource

Pivotal expert coaches work with youth one-on-one to reach their academic and employment goals. They round out their Pivotal experience by offering scholarships, academic tutoring, professional development workshops, summer internships, and job placement.  They stick by youth throughout high school, college and into their careers, and help them get the life they want for themselves.

Pivotal states that when a youth turns 21 and is emancipatd from the foster care system, it is not a cause for celebration. That is when most young adults from care are cut off from services, funding, and usually lack family support. Pivotal is stepping in to offer that support and encourgement for your success. 


  • Have lived in foster care for at least one day after turning 13
  • Currently live in or attend high school or college in Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties
  • Be ready to work 1-on-1 with a caring coach who will guide youth to discovering a passion or career that's for them
  • Be ready to be his or her best self in school and work

Youth can refer themselves, or you can refer someone you know to Pivotal's Submit a Referral Page.