Welcome to OFS

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.


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.

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We hope you will partner with us during this exciting time for our organization. Click on the donate tab to give today!



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