Moving Forward Together
A Sweet Mentor Program with The Milton Hershey School
Community-based learning comes alive every day at Elizabethtown. One hallmark is Moving Forward Together (MFT), a mentoring outreach program that recruits first-year E-town students and pairs them with high school mentees. The partners remain mentor/mentee for four years—an entire college career for the majority of our students.
The 20-minute drive from Elizabethtown to Hershey brings 60 Milton Hershey School students together with 60 of their college counterparts and allows them to see the value of post-secondary education. Relationships grow and take hold as a result of several skill-building and educational events during the academic year. These experiences benefit both the mentees and the E-town students as they prepare for life after college, pass along their own wisdom and guidance to their mentees and continue a long legacy of service.
In 2014 MFT was designated as a community-based learning option that fulfills one of the two required Signature Learning Experiences (SLE).
high school students from the Milton Hershey School
college students from Elizabethtown
minute drive from Elizabethtown to Hershey
years of relationship-building
Character and Skills for Success in Life