Griffen was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is currently a student at Tufts University majoring in Political Science. Steadfast in his commitment to social justice, in early 2016, Griffen founded We Are Able in tribute to his father, Brad Saul, who passed away in December, 2015 after losing a life Long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. We Are Able is a nonprofit with the mission to empower young people to be the change they wish to see in the world and take change-making into their own hands.
Griffen has received numerous awards and nominations including being named a Newman Civic Fellow, a Tisch Scholar, an American Red Cross Community impact nominee, receiving the Young Leadership Award of Light, serving on the steering committee for Boston401 legacy program, and being featured as part of Allstate's Good Starts Young campaign at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Griffen is passionate in his belief that we are all able to be the change we want to see in the world.
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