He purchased an abandoned property in 1991 to convert into a vocational training center for kids that had been expelled from school.
He began working with mentally challenged kids in Abilene Texas 1983.
In 2006, Rupert published his biography, "Just Being Me". His story has gone on to inspire thousands of people to put their lives on track.
The program he founded, "Rupert's Kids", teaches troubled local kids valuable job skills and shows them how to contribute to their community.