Since 1970, Operation Fresh Start has empowered more than 9,000 emerging adults to find a pathway to a life-sustaining career.
Operation Fresh Start empowers emerging adults on a path to self-sufficiency through education, mentoring, and employment training.
All emerging adults ages 16-24 are assets in our community.
OFS programs are designed for a critical time in life: the transition to adulthood. They provide a path forward for emerging adults through mentoring, education, and employment training.
OFS graduates earn their high school diploma, driver’s license, certifications in the construction and conservation fields, and gain college/career readiness skills.
Participants are also giving back to the community: building affordable homes for low-income families and completing conservation projects and environmental justice work in city and county parks.
After program completion, OFS staff continue to support graduates as they transition into post-secondary education and/or life-sustaining employment.