Spreading the sweetness of philanthropy
News for HIV infected children wanting to get a better education through Milton Hershey School is now looking extremely positive!
According to the PennLive.com article, the boarding school made this statement:
Milton Hershey School will no longer refuse admission to otherwise qualified students who have HIV. As a result of this decision, on July 12 I extended to the young man referred to as Abraham Smith, and his mother, an offer to continue the enrollment process for fall classes.
The news that Milton Hershey School denied access to this boy because he held the virus for AIDS swarmed national headlines back in December and I did take part in sharing some words on the matter.
I feel much better hearing this news and the school seems to be taking this to new levels and will be offering the staff and students some education on HIV.
We are issuing a new Equal Opportunity Policy clearly stating that the School treats applicants with HIV no differently than any other applicants. We are also developing and providing mandatory training for staff and students on HIV issues and expanding our current training on Universal Precautions.
This restores some faith in the school once more and I am happy to share this great news!
Wow, this and Scotland’s news of gay marriage. People truly are changing.