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We Work at Milton Hershey School: The Esquibel Family Shares Their Houseparent Experience

By Andrea and Dustin Esquibel, MHS Houseparents Nearly two years ago, we moved from Wichita, Kansas to Hershey, Pennsylvania to become Milton Hershey School houseparents. What we didn’t know then...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents Thrive in Their Second Career

Tenacity and grit—leadership traits that create the recipe for a successful student home. Andrea and Matthew Cedro’s careers were built on these principles before becoming houseparents at Milton Hershey School...

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Milton Hershey School Student Home Celebrates Countdown to Christmas

December can be challenging for many Milton Hershey School students. Some go home for Thanksgiving and eagerly await Christmas break. The school hosts several special events, such as Milton’s Christmas...

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Our Journey to Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Erika and Brian Roberson, MHS Houseparents Different roads lead students, staff, teachers, and houseparents to Milton Hershey School. Sometimes those roads are winding, bumpy, and every so often full...

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Guiding Student Change as Milton Hershey School Houseparents

By David and Beverly-Ann Fraser, Senior Division Houseparents As students transition from Middle to Senior Division, the anticipation of enjoying new freedoms like the use of cell phones and other...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Support System is Strong

By Josh Pearson, MHS Home Life Hiring Manager and Former Houseparent When Milton Hershey School called us to inform us we were hired to be houseparents, my wife Sarah and...

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Milton and Catherine Hershey created a home and school to give children in need a stable childhood. They communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of...

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Our Mother’s Houseparent Job at Milton Hershey School

By Kayla and Lauryn Washington, Daughters of MHS Houseparents When our parents—Karen and Leno Washington—first became Milton Hershey School houseparents more than two decades ago, we were nine and two...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Honored as a Woman of Excellence

For some people, a job can feel like work. But, for Karen Washington, a Milton Hershey School houseparent, her job is a lifestyle worth the effort. On March 29, 2023,...

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Local Couple Becomes Milton Hershey School Houseparents to Impact Community

By Karen and Leno Washington, MHS Houseparents After growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and meeting in high school, we knew this area would always be our home. We never considered,...

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