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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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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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Our COVID-19 Response: Flexibility

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent When you start as a houseparent at Milton Hershey School you start in a roll called a flex houseparent. You go around...

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A Career Through Conversation

Having grown up in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Rob Timlin knew that Milton Hershey School existed, but would not know the impact the school could have on a child’s life until many...

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Mentoring: A Lifestyle

Lindsey Young grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania knowing about the “school on the hill”, but never thought her passion for working with teenagers would bring her to Milton Hershey School....

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A Career of Growth

Courtney Williams, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, found out about Milton Hershey School from her friends and family who worked and attended the school for years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree...

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Training for Hills

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Our student home is located on top of a hill. We have a great view and our basement doesn’t flood when it rains. It’s...

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A Career That Makes a Difference

Growing up in the city of Detroit, Duane Mayfield was always passionate about mentoring youth. When he and his wife Angel were looking to relocate, he began searching the web...

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How to Become Extraordinary

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent We watch a lot of movies in our student home, and my favorite type are probably the ones that are based on...

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Finding Purpose Through Mentorship

From financial services and banking to restaurant management, volleyball coaching, and marketing consultation, Tennekah Williams has a diverse range of work experience. Throughout her career, one of her biggest passions...

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