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Operation Fresh Start empowers emerging adults on a path to self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, and employment training.

9000+

Young Adults Served

250+

Homes Built

53

Years Active

9

Programs

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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

CareerPoint

CareerPoint is a program dedicated to preparing you for success and guiding you into a great career. Learn new concepts and strengthen your skills in the Essential Skills training while earning a stipend! Once you're feeling confident and ready to implement your new skills in the workforce, you'll start a paid job training hosted by one of our community partners.

Accepting applications for June cohort now!

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Participant Alum Testimonials

"It's a blessing to graduate, because this wasn't in my eyesight. I learned so much at Operation Fresh Start, from teambuilding to leadership to great communication skills — just having supportive people in your life. If you feel like you're alone and you feel like you don't have anybody, Operation Fresh Start is definitely there for you."

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Layla

2022 Legacy Graduate

Our Programs

Free, mentorship-based programs for ages 16-24

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Legacy is for emerging adults ages 16-24 to earn paid, hands-on work experience in construction or conservation while earning your high school diploma.

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Options is for emerging adults ages 18-24 to receive guidance in a high school completion program and assistance earning a diploma, GED, or HSED.

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CareerPoint is for young professionals ages 18-24 to develop career readiness skills, be aligned to paid job trainings, and receive ongoing mentorship to ensure success.

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Build Academy is for high school graduates ages 18-24 to earn paid, hands-on experience working on real residential and commercial construction sites.

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Drive is free driver's education in partnership with 4 Lakes Driver Training School for emerging adults 18-24 including assistance taking the DMV road test.

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CareerScape is for emerging adults ages 17-24 to receive career counseling, including assistance with resumes, job applications, job shadows, and occupational trainings.

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Conservation Academy is for high school graduates ages 18-24 to earn paid, hands-on experience and certifications in conservation and natural resources management.

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Healthcare Academy is for high school graduates ages 17-24 to receive hands-on training in partnership with UW Health to start a career in healthcare and nursing.

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Drive To Succeed is for emerging adults ages 17½-24 who have been justice-involved to receive mentorship while earning a high school diploma, driver's license, and reaching career goals.

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