Milton Hershey School to Host Third Poverty Talk Livestream Conversation
Childhood poverty is a national crisis in America. When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded a home and school for orphans in 1909, they understood that in order to lead fulfilling and successful lives, children need their basic needs met like food, clothing, medical care, and a stable home environment. Today, Milton Hershey School’s whole child approach to education has changed the lives of thousands of students and alumni.
During the 2021-22 school year, Milton Hershey School will host several livestream conversations called Poverty Talks. In the series, 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 third conversation, Poverty Talks: The Impact of Early Childhood Education, will be held live across MHS social media on Wednesday, March 16 at 11 a.m. MHS and Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning President Pete Gurt ’85, CHS Executive Director Senate Alexander ’06, and CHS Program Curriculum Director, Diana Morello-DeSerio will join the conversation. These leaders will discuss the importance of early childhood education, the move to expand, and the benefits of the program in low-income communities.