Milton Hershey School Builds Community Through M.O.L.D. Mentoring Program
Milton Hershey School believes in the power of community and annually encourages its staff to participate in student mentoring programs to build everlasting relationships.
The Senior Division Mentoring Our Leaders’ Development (M.O.L.D.) program kicked off its annual programming with a weeklong celebration of themed activities. The student M.O.L.D committee created initiatives for mentors and mentees to complete each day and asked participants to submit pictures to start the year, Greater Together.
“These events and initiatives are designed to assist mentors and mentees in truly developing a close relationship that doesn’t only last at MHS but also beyond,” Arlene Samayoa-Rodas, MHS student leader and M.O.L.D. committee member, said. “This year, mentor pairings can look forward to participating in fun activities and staying engaged with the MHS community.”
M.O.L.D. Kickoff Week—Oct. 4-7
Meet and Greet Monday
Make a photo collage of yourself or a collage of photos that represent you. Share it with your mentor/mentee via email or text message.
Take a Flic Tuesday
Facetime or Zoom your mentor/mentee. Capture a selfie together.
Wear It Wednesday
Wear your Greater Together t-shirt to representing being Greater Together with your mentor this year. Meet with your mentor virtually to take a picture.
Throwback Thursday and Pep Rally
Send a picture of yourself from when you were much younger to your mentor/mentee. Attend the M.O.L.D. mentoring program kickoff pep rally with your mentee and enjoy light breakfast refreshments.
M.O.L.D. will be following school-wide mitigation strategies and utilizing outdoor spaces to provide fresh air and room for spacing. The student committee is busy at work planning new events that will provide opportunities for connections between staff and students.
“Collaborations like these help us to really tap into the amazing community here at MHS,” said Olivia Weidemann, MHS M.O.L.D. mentoring program advisor. “We are so thankful for the adults who have stepped up to make our students feel supported, valued, and seen during their time at the school.”