GRIP believes that adolescent men gain valuable experiences and confidence at this time in their lives when it comes to working and vocations. It is an important time that youths begin to steer themselves in the vocation that they want.
GRIP believes that adolescents must have as many work experiences as possible to help them in determining what they want to do later in life. The children at GRIP are very active in working on the fifty-acre ranch. This includes:
- Caring for the animals — including cows, horses, mini horses, llamas, rabbits, dogs, goats, chickens, pigs, and hogs
- Participating in wood projects — including cutting, splitting, hauling, selling, and stacking wood
- Working at the Verona Corn Maze in the Fall
- Building and selling picnic tables
- Participating in volunteer work, such as the Adopt-A-Highway program, volunteering at an animal shelter, and/or helping tornado victims.