Thought Leaders in Education
Milton Hershey School Thought Leadership
Milton Hershey School is one of the world’s best private schools, hiring industry leaders to best serve our students so they can break the cycle of poverty. Our employees demonstrate thought leadership in education, whole child care, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, safety, and more.
Interested in speaking with an MHS subject-matter expert? We can connect you with our experts in the following areas:
- Whole child care
- College and career readiness
- Diversity and inclusion
Contact us to set up an interview to fulfill your print, broadcast, or digital media needs. We look forward to sharing our thought leadership expertise with you.
MHS Areas of Thought Leadership
MHS is an education industry leader in many areas, supporting the successful growth of children for more than 110 years. Read on to see how we are impacting the lives of today’s students while sharing our knowledge and thought leadership with our peers and media.
At MHS, we strongly believe every child deserves the best teachers, facilities, and academics—regardless of a family’s income. Every day we see exactly what our students can achieve when given the best opportunities in education.
Whole Child Care
Whole child care at MHS removes barriers to learning by providing all students with medical, dental, psychological, behavioral, and social work services, as well as clothing and nutritious food, at no cost to their families.
MHS Staff are Committed to Complete Student Health
MHS employs experts in the area of whole child care, from nurses and dental hygienists to psychotherapists and social workers. Mike Valle, Assistant Director of Psychological Services, explains the importance of whole child care at MHS.
College and Career Readiness
MHS supports its students before and after graduation day. The school’s Graduate Program for Success (GPS) Division provides individualized support to Senior Division students and graduates to best navigate life after MHS.
Outcomes Beyond Compare
Milton Hershey School fuels its graduates with the resources they need to be their greatest selves. Thousands of MHS graduates have found success post graduation.
MHS Alumna Finds Passion
“As a product of a low-income family, I know the struggles of trying to figure out college on your own, but that motivates me every day in my role,” said Hannah Monette ’16.
Proud Grad Reaches Dream
“The intangible skill sets that I developed at MHS allowed me to thrive in college, and I’m looking forward to tapping into these same skills again in the workplace,” said Nicky Ren ’17.
MHS Becomes Family
“There is no doubt that the school is a community that no one else will understand unless you’re a MILT. MHS has become my heart and family,” said Ladayah Robinson ’18
College and Career Readiness is a Hallmark of MHS
Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) provides individualized support to Senior Division students and graduates to best navigate life after MHS. One College and Career Counselor William Zapata-Morales talks more about the powerful role and commitment he and his colleagues share.
Diversity and Inclusion
At MHS, we welcome students from many different cultures. See how we’re helping students of all ages gain an understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
MHS Leads the Way in Diversity and Inclusion
Milton Hershey School is a welcoming environment for over 2,000 students from many different cultures. Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion Fonati Abrokwa talks about diversity and inclusion efforts at MHS and how she, as a thought leader in the field, is able to enrich experiences across campus for the MHS community.
MHS Campus Safety provides the highest standard of safety. From fielding communications and dispatching resources, to handling emergency service requests, our internal team is on-task and ready to help.
MHS Sets High Standards for Safety Among U.S. Schools
MHS students and their families are given peace of mind for the safety of their children while they are enrolled at MHS. Tracy Shull, a campus safety officer, shares the importance of her team’s role in students’ safety as well as how her 17 years of experience as a state trooper prior to working at MHS makes her a thought leader in the industry.
Shining a Light on Childhood Poverty
As an educational leader, MHS has supported the successful growth of children for more than 110 years with all costs covered. On Monday, Nov. 14, MHS welcomed Pulitzer-Prize winning journalists Andrea Elliott and Trymaine Lee ’96 to Founders Hall for a conversation about Elliott’s best-selling book, “Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival, and Hope in an American City.”
A Place Where Kids Can Be Kids
Living and learning at Milton Hershey School lets kids be kids. It eliminates day-to-day worries like having clothing or enough food. MHS and its thought leaders provide for all students’ daily needs within a loving and inclusive community.
Virtual Campus Tour
Navigate through Milton Hershey School’s scenic campus and learn why MHS is a school like no other.
MHS Community E-Newsletter
Interested in following MHS thought leadership in action? Find out about what’s happening on campus in our weekly community e-newsletter.
Brown & Gold Annual Report
Read the latest MHS annual report to learn about new programming.
Careers Worth Every Minute
Learn about the positions available at MHS and what it’s like to work here.
MHS CTE Viewbook
Get details about the MHS Career and Technical Education program.