Raised in New York, Addison discovered his passion for addressing food insecurity at the age of 6 and created his first business in the city focused on combating this issue.
Now living in Westport, CT, Addison brought his passions with him and established Up | Next Teens his sophomore year of high school as a platform for young innovators to develop groundbreaking projects aimed at alleviating food insecurity.
Since it’s founding, Addison has overseen Up | Next as its president, spearheading the creation of three branches across the county. In addition to overseeing over 220 of the organizations projects, events, and meetings he led the team in achieving his ambitious goal of feeding 10,000 residents in their county in just a few months.
Now in its third year, Addison has helped Up | Next reach over 300 teens, and established an incredible teen team that has been instrumental in shaping the organization's success.