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Tag: Houseparenting

Troy Scott ’03

Growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Troy Scott ’03 recognized there were not many opportunities for him to excel. He enrolled at Milton Hershey School in fourth grade at the age...

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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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Breaking Barriers and Providing Stability

More than 20 years ago, Jonathan and Melissa Akers lived in New York City and worked in corporate America. After their daughter was born, they moved to the Pocono Mountains...

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A Shared Passion

Joe and Ashley Hoover have always shared a passion for mentoring young people. It’s what brought them together and inspired them to fall in love. As newlyweds, they soon realized...

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Giving Back Through Houseparenting

Frank Pascale grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by poverty and crime. After hearing about Milton Hershey School and its mission, he and his wife Lisa jumped at the opportunity...

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Lessons Learned From High Water

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent Hershey and the surrounding areas have been flooded with so much rainwater this summer. The fact that the grass in my yard was...

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Jesper Andersson ’17

Jesper Andersson ’17 was in seventh grade when he began his journey to Milton Hershey School. Before he enrolled at MHS, Jesper called many places and many states home. “I...

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Deesha Dyer ’95: Alumni

The Secret to Confidence Before coming to Milton Hershey School, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house. I always watched her balance a million things while still...

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Sean Ryan ’71: Alumni

My story is very similar to that of many of my classmates. I grew up in a fatherless home in a coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania—a small town called Bobtown—with...

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