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    How students learn

    Participants will explore a wide range of topics to improve their internal narrative and the ability to do hard things. As a result, students will learn to draw a bigger box and lead. This is a practical, solution-focused course with carefully curated resources (from over 100 books). Pivot Adventure is a life-changing experience, your time is spent leveling up.

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    Would you save someone who is drowning?


    More than half the teens in the US meet the criteria for a mental health disorder. Half! The number one cause of death for teens is now suicide. School districts in the area average more than one referral every other day to school counselors for suicidal behaviors. Do the math, there are 180 school days per year.


    On top of all this, the mental health system is broken for teens. The typical talk therapy session is $100-$200 per 50 minutes. That is simply not enough time commitment to make a meaningful change. And it isn't an environment where teens feel like they can open up and share what is going on. The other alternatives include wilderness therapy and residential treatment which are over $50,000 to participate in. The medium family income in Utah is $71,000. That is 70% of the typical family income for just one of these options. It would be like taking a second mortgage. (If you have a minute check out 1A's discussion on the state of the industry.)


    Youth today are losing the battle of stress and anxiety; they can’t do it on their own. Families are stuck, they are scared and are looking for answers. That is why we created Pivot Adventure. Pivot Adventure is an adventure-based mentorship course for teens. We specialize in helping teens overcome life's challenges through resiliency training. It's about discovering your passion, seeing the world as it really is and dancing with fear. Students participate in adventure activities once per week with a mixture of mental health professionals and outdoor specialists. Topics discussed are focused on improving their internal narrative (the story they tell themselves), identifying external conditions that get in the way and finally working through the conflicts of interest.


    One bad chapter doesn't mean the story is over. Life is long (enough) to change the course for the next generation of youth. Every passing moment is a chance to turn it all around. That is why we are on a mission to provide growth opportunities for all teens regardless of what zip code they were born into. That is why we are flipping the industry on its head. (Read about the four things plaguing the teen mental health industry here.)


    Of course, none of us would hesitate to jump in the pool to save someone who is drowning. That's is what we are looking for donors like you to jump in with us to save someone in need. We are counting on you. Is that something we can talk more about? Reach out to the email below or give us a call.

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  • Traditional mental health systems are not set up for teens



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    Problem #1

    Therapy is not voluntary and the use of deficit-based models

    Teens are often forced to meet with therapists. Teens are not enrolled in the journey when asked for compliance. To make things worst, therapists use what is called a deficit-based model where they are forced to make a diagnosis for their patients.

    Problem #2

    Therapy is expensive

    Most insurances do not cover mental health. The typical therapy session runs $100-$200 per 50-minute session. After that the options available skyrocket. The typical wilderness therapy or residential treatment program costs over $50,000, over $500 per day for 3 months of work.

    Problem #3

    No time commitment

    50-minutes per week is simply not enough time to make a deep, everlasting change. You need practice. To improve life one must improve the quality of experiences.

    PAC Solution #1

    Pivot Adventure is voluntary and uses a strength-based approach

    Everyone applies to get in. We believe the youth can make the world a better place. We don't care about your resume or the choice that has lead families here. You have more power than you can imagine. You just need to act accordingly.

    PAC Solution #2

    Scholarship based

    All our applicants are scholarshiped.

    PAC Solution #3


    Opposing forces within ourselves and in our environments stand in the way of making deep and meaningful change. Pivot Adventure accelerates this personal transformation by helping students flip the lights on. Once you see, you can’t unsee.

    PAC Solution #3


    Opposing forces within ourselves and in our environments stand in the way of making deep and meaningful change. Pivot Adventure accelerates this personal transformation by helping students flip the lights on. Once you see, you can’t unsee.

  • "Josh has extensive experience working with troubled, challenged, and at-risk young people and has had remarkable success with many of those youth, helping them from dark, dangerous, or dead-end conditions to places where they take control and responsibility for themselves and their actions."

    - Bart H.

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    "The kind of people you want in your life, professionally and personally...my time with them is always uplifting, positive and inspiring."

    - Lauren J.

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    "The young man had no interest in doing this hike, but after the hike, the boy felt proud for what he had accomplished. This was a complete change in attitude for this particular young man."

    - Ben L.

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    "Excellent guides...They taught me proper techniques and gave me feedback on how to ride safely. Most of all they were patient and encouraging. My confidence and skill level increased throughout the ride so that by the end I felt comfortable navigating obstacles on my own."

    - Carma E.

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    "Down to earth and honest people, great at what they do."

    - Makayla H.

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    "Amazing people who are passionate about helping others to reach toward their full potential."

    - Brady B.

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    "Making such a difference in people's lives!"

    - Hyrum L.

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    "They truly care about helping others and responded to all my requests quickly. I highly recommend them!"

    - Brendan H.

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    "Insistent and non-compromising with safety. Josh will take young people to their personal limits without exposing them to danger. Pivot Adventure Co. is a cutting-edge, superbly researched course staffed by experienced individuals who can truly make a positive change in the lives of our up-and-coming generation."

    - Bart H.

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    "Best kind of people...very sincere in their desire to help the community one client at a time."

    - Andy T.

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    "I've had experience in the past working in youth therapy programs and understand how valuable but also expensive they can be. What Josh and Katie are doing with Pivot is awesome. They bring years of combined adventure/therapeutic experience to create a safe, professional and affordable program."

    - Chris C.

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