HAMILTON Cast Visits Hamilton Families
On Monday, March 27, the cast of the national tour of HAMILTON stopped by non-profit organization Hamilton Families (HF) in San Francisco to take part in their third annual teen empowerment program where they worked to support the particular needs of teens staying at the HFC shelters.
Established in 1985, Hamilton Families is San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.
Each year, HF kicks off spring break with an event aimed at offering teens a caring space where they could be themselves and explore their dreams. This year, Teens A.C.T (Teens Aspiring to Change Tomorrow) continued to be a memorable day for the teens, as well as, staff and volunteers. Teens from all HF programs were able to connect and relate to each other throughout the day. An exciting improvement this year, staff were able to fully accommodate mono-lingual Spanish-speaking teens, making this our first ever Bilingual Teen Empowerment Event.
This year’s keynote speaker addressed violence in the community, and encouraged teens to find a positive alternative to fighting in the streets. Teens got to explore their future aspirations in break-out career panels then, ended the day with a chance to express themselves through new haircuts, make-up, and a Hamilton dance party to a live DJ.
For more information on and to support Hamilton Families, please visit hamiltonfamilies.org.