8 years in New York Foster Care System

Bianca Bennett-Scott is the definition of a true independent woman. Reigning from the birthplace of hip hop, The Bronx NY, she has not only endured many trials and tribulations but has conquered them with style and grace. Due to her family's substance abuse, Bianca was placed in the New York State Foster Care system at the age of 2 and 13 and spent a total of eight nonconsecutive years before being permanently placed with her maternal grandmother. Although she has dealt with irreversible trauma, her resistance and perseverance is a lesson to all. Bianca grounds herself in the power of education and commitment to justice. She is a strong advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement, Restorative Justice in addition to advocating for people whose voice has been hindered by social injustices.

Bianca is a first-generation college graduate with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Law and Government. In addition, Bianca is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a member of the National Foster Care Alumni Council, and Program Manager and Supervisor for You Gotta Believe, a non-profit that finds families for older youth in care. In the future, Bianca strives to obtain her Masters Degree in Public Administration and plans to create a non-profit of her own to help youth with similar struggles she has faced. Bianca is a proud product of the foster care system and uses her experiences to not only change her life but impact others.