GroundED Fall 2019 Application
WHAT IS THE GroundED PROGRAM?: It is a GRuB program in partnership with GRAVITY Learning Centers that offers teens & young adults a job training experience in learning how to grow food on the GRuB Farm in West Olympia, while working toward earning their GED. While farming is the focal point of the work, the program's activities are designed to support individual leadership and job skill building. This program is known for helping people grow and succeed in future employment, their place in the community, and their life goals.

The program runs in the afternoons of Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from September 18th through November 22th.


~ Earn up to $1,000 for the season, depending on attendance and participation (Educational Stipend Award)

~ Study weekly at GRuB with a GRAVITY teacher to pass GED tests

~ Take home good fresh food from the farm every week

~ Have an opportunity to cook food for themselves and the crew

Growing and harvesting vegetables, fruits, and flowers organically on a 2-acre farm, learning practical gardening/farming skills, and supporting the farm's CSA share program. Working with and hosting community volunteers at the GRuB Farm. Developing strong leadership and facilitation skills, practicing compassionate & safe communication tools, learning how to be successful in a team, and improving personal resilience. Working regularly with a GRAVITY teacher to study for passing GED tests.

TURN IN YOUR APPLICATION ASAP: We will accept applications throughout the summer until all spots are filled. Priority is given to applicants in the order in which we receive applications.

To qualify for the GroundED Fall 2019 program:
*Must be able to commit to the ENTIRE Fall Program (9/17 - 11/22)
*Must be enrolled in GRAVITY before the first day (9/17)
*Must be able to reliably attend and show up on time and ready to work and learn every day
Where & When:
The Fall Program will take place at the GRuB Farm - 2016 Elliott Ave NW Olympia, WA 98502 (on the 41 Intercity Transit bus-line)

From 9/17 - 11/22 we will gather 3-4 afternoons a week. (the exact schedule will be revealed later)

 Be here and arrive on-time!
 Come prepared to participate and contribute in all activities (farming & GED study)
 Willing to learn and uphold professional behavior
 Wear appropriate clothes and shoes (we’re outside, active & farming)
 Complete program evaluation forms
 Commit to the entire length of the program
Contact us:
If you have any additional questions, please contact GRuB staff members Wade or Kim, at 360-753-5522 or
Your Information:
Please fill this out to the best of your ability. If you're unsure of what to put, seek out a teacher, school staff, friend, parent or guardian to give you a hand.
Your full legal (first & last) name: *
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Name you prefer to go by (if different):
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Date of birth: *
GRuB strives to have an equitable application process. To ensure we're meeting people where they're at, please check all that apply from the list below: *
Last school you attended: *
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Are you currently enrolled in GRAVITY? *
What's the best way to get in contact with you? *
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Best Phone #
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Alternative Phone #
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Home address:
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Mailing address (if different than home):
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How did you find out about this program? *
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What questions or concerns do you have that we can address? *
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Tell us about yourself:
We're looking for honest answers here, to see who is a good fit for this program. Take your time with the answers, and no matter how long or short they are, we're just looking to get to know you.
What are you most looking forward to experiencing by being in this program? *
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What are your goals for the near future, and how do you hope this program will help you achieve them? (personal, employment, education...) *
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What are some challenges you face in life right now? How could this program help you overcome those? *
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What do you like about working with others in a group or team setting? *
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What is most challenging for you when working with others in a group or team setting? *
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Can you commit to the entire fall program? (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 12-4pm 9/18-11/22) *
Are there any accommodations you need in order to participate?
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Is there anything else you would like GRuB staff to know about you? *
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You're done!
If you have any additional questions, please contact GRuB Youth Program Co-Manager, Wade Uyeda, at 360-753-5522 or The Director of Youth Programs, Kim Gaffi, will also be assisting with applications, so you may hear back from her. Thank you for applying!
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