Operation Fresh Start provides Dane County youth a path to self-sufficiency through education and job training.
In Dane County there are over 4,000 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.
- Work towards obtaining a high school diploma. Apply to Pathways!
- Strive starts on September 5, 2017. If you graduated from high school, but aren’t sure of your next step, apply for this paid opportunity!
- We are grateful to have received a Brighter Futures Grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates. You can learn more about the grant here.
- Building Futures is now. Please take a moment to learn about our Building Futures Campaign. Make a Donation Today.
- Reach Dane will be a partner in OFS’ Future Home! This will provide high quality early childhood services for Fresh Start participants with children, as well as critical support services for others in the community. Learn more here.
- Still need your high school diploma? Enroll in the Pathways program to get started on your career path.
- Have you noticed some billboards up around town? Adams Outdoor Advertising of Madison has selected us to be a part of their Collaborate project. This means they are donating billboards promoting OFS all around town. Check out the install of our billboard on Stoughton Road.
Operation Fresh Start is in a capital campaign to serve twice as many youth in a new youth empowerment center. Our hope is that you will become our partner in moving the vision for our community forward.
We are excited to share that our new home will be located at 2670 Milwaukee St, in the past home of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School. Fresh Start is renovating this well-constructed space to be a cost-effective learning and training center for young adults. One of the most exciting aspects of the campaign is that OFS participants are doing a large portion of the space build out.
We hope you will partner with us during this exciting time for our organization. Click on the donate tab to give today!