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From the Classroom to a Student Home, Empty Nesters Impact Youth as Houseparents

Featuring Preston and Louise Morgan, MHS Houseparents After raising their family in Texas, Preston and Louise Morgan became empty nesters looking for a new opportunity in Pennsylvania near relatives. That’s...

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Previous Educator Teaches Life Skills as a Houseparent at Milton Hershey School

Featuring Brian and Deepa Black, MHS Houseparents Deepa and Brian Black were happily living in North Texas when they learned about a new opportunity to impact the lives of youth—becoming...

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Houseparent Recruiter Shares Firsthand Experience and Passion for the Role

Featuring Salim Hanna, Milton Hershey School Recruiter As a previous camp and conference center employee, Salim (Sal) Hanna has always had a passion for impacting the lives of youth. Sal...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents Recognized for Recruitment Efforts

Milton Hershey School employs over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Houseparents provide MHS students a structured, caring, home away from home while they receive a...

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Featuring MHS alumna Shannon Butler ’98, Houseparent My parents separated when I was 10 or 11 years old, and my siblings and I were separated when that occurred. I left...

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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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Milton Hershey School Family Focuses on the Future

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

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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 including a daily journal project....

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Milton Hershey School 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. Our goal is to help new staff...

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