The expansion will allow MHS to serve 300 additional children

HERSHEY, Pa. (PRWEB) November 03, 2015

Milton Hershey School® will expand its campus and build 32 student homes to help more children in financial need receive a top-notch education in a safe and nurturing environment. Recently, the South Hanover Township Board of Supervisors approved the land development plan.

“To be able to extend our resources to even more children is an outstanding moment for Milton Hershey School,” said MHS President Pete Gurt ’85. “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 in a safe, nurturing environment, cared for by experienced houseparents.

As valued neighbors and partners of South Hanover Township, the school looks forward to continuing to work with the township on this project. This growth also will allow the school to hire more teachers, houseparents and additional support staff. Work is set to begin in the spring of 2016.

Visit mhskids.org to take a virtual tour of a student home.

ABOUT MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL
Milton Hershey School® is one of the world’s best private schools, offering a top-notch education and positive home life to children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from families of lower income at no charge.

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