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Life-Long Youth Mentors Become Houseparents at Milton Hershey School

Featuring Joe and Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparents Pennsylvania native Ashley Hoover and her husband, Joe, share a passion for mentoring youth. It’s what brought them together and inspired them to...

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Caribbean Couple Finds Calling as Milton Hershey School Houseparents

Featuring David and Beverly-Ann Fraser, MHS Houseparents “Over 22 years ago, we migrated from the Caribbean to be a part of a church family in Brooklyn, New York, and became...

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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 low-income families. Houseparent couples teach students life skills and help them build character inside and outside of the...

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