Operation Fresh Start empowers emerging adults on a path to self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, and employment training.
Young Adults Served
CareerScape counseling supports you in exploring career options, preparing for employment, and taking the next steps towards achieving your career goals. Young adults ages 17-24 can receive assistance with resumes/cover letters, mock interviews, job applications, coordination of job shadows, and more!
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."
2022 Legacy Graduate
Free, mentorship-based programs for ages 16-24
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.
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.
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.
Build Academy is for high school graduates ages 18-24 to earn paid, hands-on experience working on real residential and commercial construction sites.
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.
CareerScape is for emerging adults ages 17-24 to receive career counseling, including assistance with resumes, job applications, job shadows, and occupational trainings.
Conservation Academy is for high school graduates ages 18-24 to earn paid, hands-on experience and certifications in conservation and natural resources management.
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.
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.