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A word from our founder.

A common value every corner of our society shares is serving one another to protect, care for, and strengthen community.  Every group within the human family benefits from a strong sense of social responsibility. Servant leadership is the path toward effecting change. Self-aware, globally aware, socially aware, and compassionate volunteers are the linchpin in a society. The litmus test of determining the strength of a society is how it treats the most vulnerable among them. The members of a society who are too often overlooked, or those without a voice, deserve the same dignity as the rest of its members.

Building community requires respect, trust, communication and partnership. Empowering our volunteers with the opportunity to not just reach out, rather, step into the margins of society to be at the side of those who are not shown the dignity they deserve.

We have witnessed amazing results by courageously confronting injustice wherever is exists. Our volunteers do this by stepping out of the ordinary of everyday life and into the extraordinary realities of impoverished settings. Whether a Pivotal Directions volunteer assists those living in a landfill community, a home for abused and neglected children, an orphanage for cognitively and physically challenged children all in Kingston, Jamaica, or by running a camp for at-risk youth in the most segregated city in the United States, they do so with great compassion and integrity.

Our volunteers, called “Servant Leaders,” are challenged to lead by example. Our first goal is to provide unique experiences to empower our Servant Leaders with the abilities to be agents of social change. The magic happens when you put kind-hearted people together. It doesn’t matter whether you are building a home, mentoring a child, or simply spending time listening to someone who is lonely, what matters is that a bridge of dignity is developed. Across that bridge anything is possible.

Pivotal Directions is proud to offer high school and college students, as well as families and corporate groups the opportunity to reach out to make a difference in the world.

Your support of our programs is an investment in the future! 

Safe Travels! 

Founder and Executive Director, Jeff Wenzler