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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Shares the Joy of Coming Home

By Sheldon Green ’88, MHS Houseparent I enrolled at Milton Hershey School on Jan. 3, 1981. Exactly 28 years later, I came home and started a new career with my...

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From Houseparenting to Hiring at Milton Hershey School

By Jacqui Niel, MHS Houseparent Recruiter and Former MHS Houseparent When I started working at Milton Hershey School, I had no idea how I would fit in to what seemed...

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Houseparenting: The Career That Changed My Life

By Kelly Stipe, Former MHS Houseparent On Sunday, June 12, we watched online as a number of the boys we nurtured, mentored, and cared for as houseparents, walked across the...

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Why I Came Back to Milton Hershey School as a Houseparent

By Joel Smith ’02, MHS Houseparent Developing my style of houseparenting came from my houseparents. They helped me so much and led me to become a more responsible person. They...

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An Impactful Career: Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparent Our journey to houseparenting at Milton Hershey School started long before 2013. We were tired of clocking in and out at a job every day...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents Turned the Light Back on in My Life

By Myron McCurdy ’82, MHS Elementary Division Home Life Administrator My siblings and I lost our father and our mother, so when I first came to Milton Hershey School, I...

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Walking Down Memory Lane with Houseparents at Milton Hershey School

By Gina Allessie ’90, MHS High School Physical Education, Health Teacher Houseparents at Milton Hershey School teach you how to be responsible and accountable. They show you the tough love...

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A Houseparents’ Love at Milton Hershey School

By Lisa Scullin, MHS Vice President of Communications For any parent, the first 18 years of your child’s life are filled with milestones and challenges—something I had to learn quickly...

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Thank You, Milton Hershey School Houseparents

By Terry Donaher ’98, MHS Admissions Counselor The houseparent role at Milton Hershey School is such a unique job. A lot of our students may not have a father or...

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The Partnership that Helped Me Succeed at Milton Hershey School

By Fonati Abrokwa ’01, MHS Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion What allowed me to really embrace Milton Hershey School was seeing the collaboration between my parents...

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