MHS Spartan Ambassadors
The Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations office hosted 27 alumni for an inaugural training program as it launched the Regional Spartan Ambassador Program on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18. Working with Enrollment Management and Family Relations, alumni were invited to participate based on their proximity to counties and communities where children eligible for admission to MHS are being underserved.
Participants learned how they can assist with the challenges of recruiting today’s students by assisting the MHS admissions counselors in their home communities.
The program began with the opportunity for alumni to interact with high school students and houseparents from student homes Tuscarora and Wyandot on Saturday. The two homes hosted a picnic and outdoor activities for the alumni as their Community Day service project.
The Ambassadors then spent the entire day Sunday with members of the EMFR and Alumni Relations staff, learning about the children we serve today, how MHS operates, and the vast opportunities offered to our students. Much of the day was spent discussing and educating these alumni about the entire EMFR process, including student selection simulation exercises and other activities designed to equip the ambassadors with the information they need to accurately represent their home—MHS—today.