Addison has always felt sensitive to injustices and has been drawn to activism from a very young age. The death of Thierry Huega, a homeless man who froze under a bridge in her hometown, led to Addison advocating for homeless people. Addison is the founder of the End Homelessness Vermont Coalition. As a result of her advocacy and encouraging 80 youth to sign a letter to end homelessness, the Governor of Vermont extended a program which gave homeless people motel rooms to stay in throughout the winter. Addison also founded the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network, a student group dedicated to building anti-racist schools. Together, they have donated 125 anti-racist picture books to classrooms in Vermont. She continues to inspire people through her work to combat racism and homelessness.
Nominated by Uniting for Children and YouthAll 2022 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees