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Professional Actors Seek Houseparent Role at Milton Hershey School

Stephen and Jessica Atherholt left their lives as professional actors to pursue a career as houseparents at Milton Hershey School. They came to MHS because of a theatre relationship and...

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MHS Family Focuses on the Future

As a life-sustaining organization, Milton Hershey School never closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. MHS continues to fulfill its mission while implementing safety measures to maintain the health and...

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Student Home Prioritizes Safety and Communication During COVID-19

Houseparents at Milton Hershey School create structured, caring homes for children from lower-income families. Houseparent couples teach students life skills and help them build character inside and outside of the...

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Daily Journal Project Helps Students Focus on Their Futures

Milton Hershey School houseparents Eric and Ashley Bennett have integrated this year’s Opening of School theme, Our Future in Focus, into their student home activities. They plan to use the...

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MHS Houseparents Guide New Staff Through Role

By Eric and Diane Chapelle Since becoming houseparents, we have experienced the loss of our old lifestyle but the joy of a new. Previously, our life was filled with work...

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Hershey Empty Nesters Become Houseparents at MHS

As Hershey community members for over 30 years, Terry and Kathy Augustine knew many friends who worked at Milton Hershey School. However, they did not know the impact of the...

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MHS Houseparents Use Military Background to Foster Positive Character

Marty and Angela Brand started their youth-minded careers working within their church for more than 12 years. With experience in mentoring children, they decided they may be a good fit...

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MHS Houseparent with Military Background Provides Valuable Structure for Students

As past camp counselors, Corey and Jennifer Caugherty found themselves ready for a new youth-focused role when responding to a local classified advertisement for Milton Hershey School’s houseparent opportunity. “Being...

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MHS Empty Nester Houseparents Make a Difference in Student Home

Milton Hershey School relies on over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes and provide structure for the more than 2,000 MHS students who live on campus. Houseparent couples shape...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked with Fonati Abrokwa ’01 and Ododo Walsh ’98 about the challenges and rewards of working where they once played,...

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