Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report
Thank you for taking the time to review the highlights of Operation Fresh Start’s last fiscal year, October 1, 2016 – September 30th, 2017. You’ll see that it was a year of growth and change as we gear up for the transition into our new home. We also are excited about new partnerships and expanded opportunities for the youth who need a second chance in life. This year, we are sharing this annual report entirely online. If you’d like to have a paper copy, please send an email to info@operationfreshstart.org

We appreciate the many ways YOU support the Operation Fresh Start community.  – Gregory Markle, Executive Director

“You guys didn’t give up on me like some other people would. You pushed me to be better. You helped me a lot. OFS has people that stand by you through thick and thin. That was a big thing for me. I feel like if I gave up on myself, I wouldn’t be where I’m at today helping other young kids figure out their lives. I’m telling people they should come to Operation Fresh Start.” – Yasmine

During her time at OFS, Yasmine stayed focused on her goal of becoming a special education teacher and used her Individualized Career Exploration block to work with kids at the Wil-Mar Community Center. As an OFS graduate, Yasmine remains committed to our community’s youth and is serving an AmeriCorps term with the PASS (Partners for Afterschool Success) program. As a PASS member, she works as a literacy tutor in the afterschool program at Kennedy Heights Community Center. She says, “Kids can learn from my struggles and how I had to deal with things and they can choose their own paths, but I’ll be there for them at the end of the day.” Yasmine is also a co-teacher for the Girls, Inc. program at the community center. She particularly enjoys mentoring the girls. “I’m making a difference in the lives of the girls. I understand where they’re coming from. Since I’m close to their age, they relate to me more and open up more.” Yasmine plans to use the education awards from her AmeriCorps terms at OFS and PASS to go to college for Special Education next fall.

2015-2016 Annual Report

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2014-2015 Annual Report 

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If you would like a copy of our most recent audit, please send an email to info@operationfreshstart.org.