MHS Third-Graders Gain Global Awareness with Lemonade Stand Project
Milton Hershey School third-grade students recently organized an on-campus lemonade stand to raise money for children in Haiti. They were inspired to find ways to help others after reading a story called “Destiny’s Gift” in class where the main character raised money for someone in need.
“This hands-on experience helped our students connect to the stories we read and see that they can help others, even at a young age,” said Christopher Swartz, a third-grade teacher at MHS.
The third-graders chose to raise money for Haiti after finding that only 50 percent of children in Haiti go to elementary school. They raised a total of $700 and plan to donate it to Haiti to help pay for children’s schooling, clothing, meals, and medical and dental care. The lemonade stand allowed the students to interact with students and staff across campus and apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world context.
Milton Hershey School works to help students build strong character and empathy as well as global awareness and appreciation for diversity—traits that lead to success in today’s global workforce.