A residential school in Pennsylvania, the Milton Hershey school provides a top-notch education to students from families of lower income. During their time at the Milton Hershey School, students stay in home-like environments with eight to 12 other students of their same gender and age group, and are cared for by houseparents. Becoming a houseparent can be a rewarding career choice for people who enjoy working with young people.
Houseparents assist with school work and activities, and helping students maintain the shared living environment. Working as a houseparent can give individuals the satisfaction of knowing they have had a meaningful impact on the lives of youth.
Founded in 1909, the Milton Hershey School offers a top-notch education to students from families of lower income, all at no-cost. In addition to rigorous academics and quality extracurricular activities, all students at the Milton Hershey School participate in giving back to the surrounding communities.
It has become an annual tradition at Milton Hershey School to open the school year by recognizing the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey by performing community service. This year, students participated in projects in Derry and South Hanover townships, and other communities throughout Dauphin, Lebanon, York and Lancaster counties.
“We have the power to impact one life at a time, and that is the idea behind Community Day,” said MHS President Peter G. Gurt ’85.
In all, 2,000 students participated in the day of service and hundreds of MHS employees joined them in their commitment to giving back.
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.
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.