Operation Fresh Start provides Dane County youth a path to self-sufficiency through education and job training.
In Dane County, there are over 3,000 disconnected youth, ages 16 – 24. The vast majority of them have not completed high school and many lack the connections and resources needed to succeed in life. Operation Fresh Start (OFS) is here to help these youth find a path forward and a new beginning. We believe in fresh starts.
WHAT’S NEW AT OFS?
Notice something different? Operation Fresh Start has a new logo! Through focus groups led by the talented Lynn Wood, of Wood Communications, we came to a logo that represents where we are today and where we will be tomorrow. Thank you to Lynn Wood for taking us through this process!
OFS’ new Transitions Program for High School Graduates is now enrolling for fall. Learn more here!
Building Futures is now. Please take a moment to learn about our Building Futures Campaign.
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OPERATION FRESH START PROGRAMMING
PATHWAYS: Through our core Pathways program, 130 youth annually work towards their high school diplomas, learning job skills, developing career goals and serving their communities. Community service is accomplished through youth building affordable housing and doing extensive conservation work around Dane County.
OPTIONS: Options engages more than 100 Dane County youth ages 16-24 who are not on track to complete high school by helping them chart a future to High School completion.
GRADUATE CREW: Graduate Crew includes a professional contractor and four or five former Pathways participants who work on advanced construction crew.
TRANSITIONS: Through Transitions, a new 8-week intensive program, high school graduates gain valuable experience as they consider their next step in life.