Created by Milton Hershey in 1900
The very beginning....
Milton Hershey School
Following the death of his wife, Mr. Hershey donated virtually his entire personal fortune to The Hershey Trust Company to run the Milton Hershey School. Today, MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL is a coeducational home and school that remains focused on helping children. The school provides a free world-class education, as well as meals, clothing, a nurturing home, health care, counseling and career training, to almost 2,000 underprivileged children. Therefore this school depends on the company’s continued success.
The Hershey Company is proud to help the school continue to grow, not only by building our business but through direct partnerships with students and houseparents. Various departments and plants host career days and tours, and many MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL students work in internships at the Hershey Company. Through our "Project Fellowship" program, groups of employees pair up with student homes for mutually fulfilling and fun ongoing relationships. Project Fellowship involves employees from our U.S. and international locations at many levels, bringing a global experience and strong role models to MILTON HERSHEY SCHOOL students.