Model Program

Milton Hershey School

PO Box 830
1201 Homestead Lane
Hershey, PA 17033-0830

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Contact Information:
Dr. Anthony Colista
President
717.520.2000
mhs-communications@mhs-pa.org

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School

Urban
Suburban
Inner City

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is devoted to helping students in Pre-K through 12th grade develop academically, behaviorally, physically, socially, and spiritually, with an emphasis on preparing students to lead fulfilling and productive lives after graduation from MHS. Students at Milton Hershey School live and learn in a three-level structure consisting of an Elementary Division, Middle Division, and Senior Division. Programming is designed around the developmental needs of students in each division and provides a nurturing environment for students as they transition through each grade level.

Program Descriptors Include:
Early Childhood Education, Mentoring/Tutoring, Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Extended-School/Summer Program, Family/Parental Involvement, Life Skills Training, Literacy Development, Study Skills

Starting Date: 1909
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low educational expectations
  • Low commitment to school

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Family disruption

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Foundations

Teachers
Counselors
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Hershey Trust Fund

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level