Info for Professionals
Together, Milton Hershey School® (MHS) and professionals working with children can make a difference in the lives of children in need. For more than 90 years, MHS has been offering a brighter future and safe school and home to children who most need the opportunities MHS provides.
MHS can help you assist
children in need by:
- Visiting your organization to share the opportunities at MHS. (Request for info)
- Providing you with more details or materials about MHS. (Request for info)
Connecting you with the Admissions Counselor serving your area.
(Contact by Map)
- Hosting a visit to campus for you or your organization. (Request for info)
- Lunch and Learn -- an informal presentation about Milton Hershey School and how to refer a student offered by one of our admissions counselors. We come to your building and bring lunch! Please contact Sharon Fuller at (717) 520-2113 or email email@example.com.
MHS needs your help to:
- Identify children who can benefit most from the School's program. (Admissions Criteria for Professionals)
- Talk with families about the opportunities at MHS. (Q&A for Professionals)
- Assist with the application and enrollment process. (Application Process and Enrollment Periods)
We are offering a special presentation and professional development opportunity -- "Chocolate & Poverty" -- give us a call to schedule for your school, team, etc.:
Workshop Title: "Chocolate & Poverty"
Utilizing poverty statistics and the research of people like Dr. Ruby Payne and Jonathan Kozol, this workshop addresses the characteristics and traits of students/families in poverty. Topics include: how those in poverty think and act differently than those in middle and upper classes, the "hidden rules" among the classes, assessing resources available to families, and how economic realities affect patterns of living. The workshop will include video clips from the PBS documentary "People Like Us", group discussion and exercises, and lecture. Participants will receive handouts including the training outline, a listing of recommended resources, and a poverty fact sheet.
What others have said about the program:
“…the valuable information will help our staff to appreciate and be more receptive and sensitive to our families’ needs”. Schuylkill County Child Development, Inc.
“..the poverty presentation was incredibly well done…and we are much more informed as to the type of child who should be referred to MHS”. Columbia School District
“The session opened our eyes to why some of our students act as they do”. IU#13
“Thanks to you, we are now more aware of the costs of our failure to understand the impact of poverty on education.” Garden Spot Middle School
MHS County Connection newsletters featuring students:
- Blair & Cambria Counties
- Cape May & Atlantic Counties
- Cumberland County
- Berks County
- State College County
- Venango & Clarion Counties