Welcome to Pinkard Youth Institute.  Pinkard Youth Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and providing viable opportunities for our youth. Educating and  developing future leaders.

Our goal is to make our community a better place. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change in  just have what we are doing to inspire youth in Ventura County.


Bedford L. Pinkard

1930 - 2018

In memory of Mr. Pinkard, the family request a donation be made to PYI.  

May 25, 2020

Bedford L. Pinkard Memorial Scholarship, for graduating seniors.


Recipients will be selected from applications submitted by students who meet the following criteria:


  • Active in the community, church and/or charitable organization


  • Active in sports and/or student leadership


  • Demonstrates respect and kindness to others


  • Be college bound, and have been enrolled in a college or university at the time of the award

        or provide evidence of admission and intent to attend. 


  • Minimum GPA of 2.3

June 07, 2020

Student Internship Program

Available Now (see Career Counselor)
High School Students 10th and 11th Grade (African American Students)
June 9, 2019  (6-weeks)
Applications Due by May 29, 2019


The goal of the program is to give students an opportunity to experience the work environment in various businesses and the requirements of the work environment. They learn how to get along with other employees and the importance of working as a team. Interns work in locations throughout the county such as the River Ridge Golf Course, government offices, PAL Club, recreation departments, and St. John’s Medical Center.

African American Enrichment Program

PYI, in partnership with California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) and Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD), sponsors an African American Enrichment Academy for 10th - 12th-grade students.  The Enrichment Academy is a week-long summer experience.  Please click on the button below to fill out the application and fax it back to 805 988 2426.  

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Pinkard Youth Institute

P.O. Box 52211

Oxnard, CA 93031


Tel Ph. 805 988 2426

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