Hershey, Pa. -- Milton Hershey School® will be expanding its campus and building 32 student homes to help more children in financial need receive a top-notch education in a safe and nurturing environment.
“To be able to extend our resources to even more children is an outstanding moment for Milton Hershey School,” MHS President Pete Gurt ’85, said. “As a community, we can all be very proud of the work we have accomplished in giving a brighter future to more children who need the opportunities the school provides to help them live fulfilling and productive lives."
President Gurt’s goal is to increase the school’s enrollment to 2,300 in the next five years.
The new student homes will be built adjacent to the Venice site, which currently has 32 operational homes. In these homes, students are given a quality home life by experienced houseparents. Work is set to begin in the spring of 2016.