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My MHS BlogCategory: Houseparents and Home Life

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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Hershey Empty Nesters Become Houseparents at Milton Hershey School

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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Milton Hershey School 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 and military structure, they decided they may be...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent with Military Background Provides Valuable Structure

As past camp counselors with military backgrounds, 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...

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Milton Hershey School Empty Nester Houseparents Make a Difference

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, many...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked alumnae 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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