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?

New Strive Cohort starting July 9th! This new cohort will be in conjunction with Urban League’s Foundations for the Trades. For more information, visit our Strive page.


We are excited to announce that CUNA Mutual Group Foundation has presented a very generous $300,000 gift to the OFS Building Futures Capital Campaign! Read more about this exciting gift and how CUNA Mutual Group Foundation is helping build futures with OFS!

Learn more about other exciting news at OFS!


OFS Programs

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Pathways
Do you need your high school diploma?

Are you ready to work?

Are you 16 to 24 years old?

OFS Pathways can help you reach your goals.

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

Are you 17 to 21 years old with a diploma, HSED or GED?

Our STRIVE Program can help you reach your goals.

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Options
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.

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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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