On Monday, Sept. 18, Milton Hershey School participated in the Hershey Area All Things Diversity Sessions organized by Derry Township, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, The Hershey Company and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.
Dr. Erica Weiler-Timmins, MHS Director of Psychological Services and Training, discussed the importance of creating a safe and inclusive community to prevent bullying. She addressed the prevalence of bullying in schools across the country and shared strategies for establishing a culture of respect and inclusion.
“Bullying occurs across all ages, socioeconomic classes, races, and cultures,” said Dr. Weiler-Timmins. “Addressing bullying in a holistic manner is important, and adults and children can make a difference.”
Milton Hershey School’s holistic approach to education and appreciation of diversity is rooted in the school’s Sacred Values of integrity, positive spirit, commitment to mission, and mutual respect. By creating an inclusive environment and exposing students to diverse individuals, cultures, ideas, and viewpoints, they develop the 21st century skills needed for success in today’s global marketplace.