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.
- Join us May 6th for the 10th Annual Merrill Lynch Grand Gala, which celebrates the nine organizations that have benefited in the past, including Operation Fresh Start. Learn more here! It’s going to be a night to remember!
- Still need your high school diploma? Interested in the Healthcare or Nursing field? Enroll in the Pathways program to get started on your career path.
- 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.