Welcome to OFS

Our Vision:
All youth ages 16-24 are assets in our community.

Our Mission:
Operation Fresh Start provides disconnected youth a path to self-sufficiency.

Operation Fresh Start (OFS) provides a path forward for disconnected youth in Dane County, ages 16-24, through education, mentoring, and employment training. OFS programs offer youth and young adults opportunities to gain meaningful, supported work experience, while completing their high school diploma or completing industry certifications and continuing on to higher education and/or self-sustaining employment.

What’s New at OFS?

Did you read the news on Madison.com? OFS is moving in late January. It’s all hands on deck!

We are proud to announce OFS has received a very generous matching gift from the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation!

Any and all donations received from #Giving Tuesday (November 27th) through the end of 2018 will be matched up to $20,000! 

Follow us on our social media pages for more information on how you can maximize your gifts to OFS’ programs with the help of the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation! Go OFS! Go Bucks!

OFS Pathways Program is changing its name to OFS Legacy Program. Learn more!

OFS Programs

Legacy (previously called Pathways)
Do you need your high school diploma?

Are you ready to work?

Are you 16 to 24 years old?

OFS Legacy can help you reach your goals.

Are you looking to earn more money through job training and work experience?

Are you 17 to 24 years old with a diploma, HSED or GED?

Our STRIVE Program can help you reach your goals.

Do you need to get your diploma or HSED/GED, but aren’t sure which program is right for you?

Are you 18 to 24 years old?

Our Options Program can help you explore your options.

Graduate Crew
Are you looking for more construction trades experience before beginning an apprenticeship?

Do you have some experience in Construction?

The OFS Grad Crew can help you gain the skills and experience you need to begin a career in the construction trades.


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