Grade I deals with the subject of help and problems. The first steps of this grade bring a person out of the past and into the "now," called in Scientology, "present time." These are accomplished by directing (extroverting) attention onto and about the environment through a series of processes called Objectives, because they get the person looking out instead of in (subjectively). These processes run deep and sometimes bring about remarkable changes such as the exteriorization of a thetan, meaning the thetan moves outside his body sometimes for the first time. This is not really the aim of the processes, but it does happen at times. Normally anywhere from 12.5 to 25 hours are spent on objectives which is time well spent.
The next subject is help. Considering that help is the very stuff of which the universe if "made," it makes sense why the subject is taken up following the objective processes. By remedying the individual's ability to give and receive help, the individual comes more into sync with life, and it becomes a deeper, more meaningful experience.
The final phase of Grade I deals with problems. You may have noticed that something does not really become a "problem" until you decide it is so. At which point it becomes far more difficult to handle. What is a problem? How do you get rid of them? Grade I allows you to find out for yourself and culminates in the ability to spot the source of problems and make them vanish.