Milton Hershey School Home Life Curriculum Chosen as 2016 National Promising Practice by Character.org
Promising Practice awards highlight creative character-building strategies in public, private and charter education.
Milton Hershey School has been awarded a Promising Practice designation from Character.org for its home life curriculum, The Compass Project. MHS was among 326 other Promising Practice schools, districts and youth-serving organizations recognized across the country.
MHS designed a multifaceted home life curriculum called The Compass Project to build students’ character and leadership skills inside and outside the classroom. Teachers, houseparents and staff promote values such as positivity, integrity, perseverance and global awareness through hands-on lessons and practical strategies.
“Milton Hershey School is honored to receive recognition for our character and leadership development program, The Compass Project,” MHS Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum Supervisor Deanna Slamans said. “It is a true testament to the creative ways our houseparents, teachers and staff are collaborating to enhance students’ understanding of core social and emotional learning skills.”
Character.org selected programs and best practices that represent practical, effective ways to inspire empathy, conflict resolution and good citizenship among students. This year’s winning national practices include anti-bullying programs, strategies for developing student leadership and community-building activities.
Milton Hershey School will be recognized as a 2016 Promising Practice recipient at the National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C. in October.
Learn more about the school’s social and emotional learning program.