Tufts Student and Chicago200 Alumnus

Griffen Saul

Griffen Saul founded We Are Able in 2016 in tribute to his father, Brad Saul, who passed away in December 2015. We Are Able is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and promoting empathy and acceptance for people with disabilities while educating the public on proper disability etiquette. The organization has engaged nearly a thousand students and corporations through its initiatives.

An accomplished motivational speaker, Griffen was chosen to address 15,000 youth at the 2016 We Day Illinois, was named the 2017 We Day Illinois Youth Co-Chair, was featured as part of Allstate’s Good Starts Young campaign at the Aspen Ideas Festival, was selected as an Obama Foundation Peer Advisor for their Boston Training Day event, and was named the 2018 Newman Civic Fellow for Tufts University. Griffen is passionate in his belief that we are all able to be the change we want to see in the world.