8 years in New York’s 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.

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Council Member - Past
Bianca Bennett