Operation Fresh Start has an incredible track record of changing lives and creating a positive impact on our community. Many of Madison's youth, ages 16-24, are disconnected and underserved. OFS provides a path forward that truly makes a difference.
Operation Fresh Start’s goal for each of its participants is that they attain success through connection to work and education. In general 76% of those who enroll in the programs attain their high school diplomas, enroll in post-secondary education, or gain employment. OFS has enrolled over 8,000 young people since its inception in 1970. That’s a powerful impact.
Let’s celebrate that and get inspired by the award recipients at their annual luncheon on Friday, May 4th at 11:30 am. It’s an honor to support Operation Fresh Start in any way we can.
It’s the holiday season and the Madison area has some wonderful winter fun planned for everyone! Bundle up and check out all that's happening around town.
Sledding From kid friendly to steep hill challenges, there are areas all over town to sled. Here is a list of some of the most popular hills in town: Sledding Locations>
Zoo Lights See Vila’s zoo animals in a new light, featuring new displays, Santa and Carousel. Thursdays to Sundays 5:30 pm-9pm details>
Caroling Like Never Before You can only hear the sound of caroling underground like this at Cave of the Mounds. Every Sunday in December at 1pm details>
Holiday Fantasy Lights See the colorful display of lights at Olin Park every day starting at 4 pm details>
Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe A beautiful way to enjoy the winter, you can experience trails in a whole new light! Scheduled through out the state, check out this list of events by the DNR to see when one lands near you or make it a trip! details>
Wisconsin Capitol Holiday Tree See over 2,400 lights and 700 feet of garland looks like at the capitol’s rotunda.
Santas & More Santas Every kind of Santa visits House on the Rock for their 6000+ Santa collection details>
Olbrich Garden’s Holiday Express Poinsettias and fresh evergreens topped off with model trains weaving through details>
ELF the Musical The Fireside Dinner Theater features the musical based on the hilarious holiday film, running through Dec 23rd details>
Skiing If you love to ski or want to get started, visit MadNorSki for adult and kid activities and membership. View a list of the areas popular trails including Cherokee Marsh, Door Creek Park, Elver park and more: Trail List