ABOUT OZ WORKS

The Stuart & Mimi Rose Opportunity Zone—OZ Works for short—is the engagement center for Daybreak youth. The main focus is on job readiness and life skills development. It is the Daybreak program that prepares youth for sustained self-sufficiency in the larger community outside of Daybreak. It is also the home of Lindy’s Bakery, Daybreak’s flagship job readiness program and commercial dog treat bakery.

Here are some examples of what happens at OZ Works:

Job Readiness

  • Work at Lindy’s Bakery.
  • Get help finding a job.
  • Earn a trade credential.
  • Develop communication and leadership skills for employment.
  • Learn how to write a resume.
  • Visit area businesses for career exploration.

Educational Support

  • Complete your GED or high school diploma.
  • Tour area colleges and universities and get enrollment assistance.
  • Learn how to set up a personal budget and other financial literacy skills.

Creative Engagement

  • Music composition and recording in Daybreak’s recording studio.
  • Photography club.
  • Help manage Daybreak’s rooftop garden that provides the vegetables used in the shelter kitchen.
  • Socialize.
  • Learn healthy eating guidelines.