Milton Hershey School to Host Poverty Talks Livestream Conversations
Childhood poverty is a national crisis in the United States. That was one reason why, in 1909, Milton and Catherine Hershey decided to create a home and school for orphaned boys. They understood that to lead fulfilling and successful lives, children need their basic needs met like food, clothing, medical care, and a stable home environment. This whole child approach has changed the lives of thousands of students and alumni.
Beginning Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, Milton Hershey School hosts the first discussion in a four-part monthly livestream conversation called Poverty Talks. In the series, hosted by Lisa Scullin, MHS Vice President of Communications, you’ll hear from MHS thought leaders on our mission and how we help break the cycle of poverty for our students by educating and nurturing children from low-income families.
The first conversation, Poverty Talks: A Whole Child Approach to Education at Milton Hershey School, will be held live across MHS social media on Thursday, Dec. 9 at noon. Lisa will be joined by several MHS experts:
- Nadine Krempa—MHS Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Family Relations.
- Angelo (AJ) Rinaldi—MHS Elementary Division Home Life Administrator.
- Dr. Beth Shaw—MHS Executive Director of Student Support Services.
- Dr. Erica Weiler-Timmins—MHS Director of Psychological Services and Training.
Save this event on your calendar and be sure to join us for our future monthly conversations in January, February, and March on our website, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube or follow along using #MHSThoughtLeadership.
MHS Whole Child Approach Impacts Poverty
The Milton Hershey School whole child approach has changed the lives of thousands of students and alumni, including Ododo Walsh ’98. Ododo, now Senior Director of Home Life and Student Leadership, and all MHS staff continue to push the vision and mission of the Hersheys forward as they work to break the cycle of poverty.