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Measuring Socioeconomic Indicators for Children from Poverty

At Milton Hershey School, low-income students have the opportunity to build brighter futures and break the cycle of poverty. By measuring intergenerational social mobility, we look at the association between...

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5 Ways to Create a Healthy Back-to-School Routine This Year

Healthy habits  set children up for success inside and outside the classroom. With back-to-school season in full swing, it’s important to create routines that are easy to maintain throughout the...

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STEAM Summer Learning Ideas

When students leave the classroom for the summer, they lose approximately one to three months of learning. For low-income students who do not have access to regular care or summer...

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15 STEAM Summer Learning Ideas for Students of All Ages

When students leave the classroom for the summer, they lose approximately one to three months of learning. For low-income students who do not have access to regular care or summer...

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How to Empower Student Leaders

From a young age, children learn about leadership by watching the people around them. By observing how others respond to criticism, confront failure, and communicate to large groups, children begin...

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5 Tips for Empowering Student Leaders

From a young age, children learn about leadership by watching the people around them. By observing how others respond to criticism, confront failure, and communicate to large groups, children begin...

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Mentorships Critical to the Success of the 21st Century Workforce

By Pete Gurt and John Gomperts Every day, we meet young people facing challenging circumstances who require additional support to graduate high school and enter the workforce. Milton Hershey School...

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8 Employability Skills That Prepare High Schoolers for the 21st Century Workforce

The goal of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to provide students with hands-on, technical training that prepares them for the rapidly evolving 21st-century workforce. While technical skills and subject-specific knowledge...

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Nature Activities for Outdoor Learning

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows time spent in nature, otherwise known as green time, can lead to increased psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. By encouraging students to...

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How to Build 21st Century Skills Through Academics

Preparing students for the 21st-century world is an important part of academic programming. By developing skills like collaboration, problem-solving, and mutual respect for others, students are more likely to succeed...

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