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Operation Fresh Start

Listing Last Update: October 22, 2020


2670 Milwaukee St.
Madison, WI 53704

Primary Contact

Jody Weyers

(608) 244-4721

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

Program Overview

OFS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has provided comprehensive employment, education, and training services to over 8,000 young adults in Dane County since 1970. Annually, over 300 young men and women, ages 16-24, use our services. OFS is here to help these youth find a path forward and a new beginning. We believe in fresh starts.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Operation Fresh Start provides disconnected youth a path to self-sufficiency.

Our Vision: All youth are assets in our community.

Hours of operation: 7AM-5PM Monday-Friday

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"OFS has helped me budget, open a bank account and build my self-confidence. I received my diploma, which I never thought would happen..."

"Fresh Start has influenced me in a very positive way. The staff are great people who help guide the lives of troubled youth who are willing to try"

"I enjoy the work I do because it makes me feel better about myself; it makes me want to go an extra mile to help those in my community. I am now on a road to success and am very proud to say that OFS has changed my life."

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