Ice Cream Shop Provides Experiential Learning for Students

For more than a century, Milton Hershey School has provided a top-notch education at no cost to students from income-eligible families. At Milton Hershey School, 2,000 students from throughout the United States have opportunities for academic and hands-on learning. Among other experiential learning activities, students can participate in a student-run ice cream store, called the Spartan Ice Cream Center.

Located at the Cloverdale Barn, Spartan Ice Cream Center has regular hours during the summer months. At the shop, patrons can sample ice cream delights, featuring Hershey’s candies, made by student interns. Whether they select ready-to-eat cones or half-gallons to take home, patrons can also enjoy knowing they are helping students gain skills, which will benefit them in their future lives. Working as a Spartan Ice Cream Center intern helps students learn about time management, customer service, and other areas vital for career success.

In addition, students collect tips to benefit pediatric patients at the Child Life Center at a Pennsylvania medical center. Last year, students collected more than $300 for this worthy cause.


MHS Alumna Deesha Dyer Named White House Social Secretary

Founded in 1909, Milton Hershey School provides top-notch education, along with a structured home life, to students from lower-income families. Milton Hershey School offers an excellent educational foundation to prepare students for continuing education, and provides financial assistance through its continuing education scholarship program. Many MHS alumni have gone on to achieve career success, including White House social secretary Deesha Dyer.

Appointed by President Barack Obama in 2015, Deesha Dyer oversees official presidential events and visits. Her career at the White House began in 2009, when she served in the Office of Scheduling and Advance as an intern. Previously, she had earned an associate degree in women’s studies and worked as a freelance writer.

Deesha Dyer cites her time at MHS, which allowed her to grow and meet people from different backgrounds, as a factor in her professional success. Also active in community service, Deesha Dyer earned MHS’s Alumni Achievement awards for her service contributions in 2005.