Alecia Bennett has spent 10 years in the Missouri foster care system.


Alecia was in 6 different placements during time in care. Alecia is the President of her local Youth Advisory Board, and holds the position on the Missouri State Youth Advisory Board.


Alecia enjoys volunteering for her church. Alecia spends her time giving back by helping feed the homeless and being a summer camp counselor.


In the future, Alecia wants to become a school counselor and help young people across the country to face their difficulties and coach them in being resilient leaders as herself. Alecia is spontaneous, caring, and determined in all she does.  

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2018 Outstanding Young Leaders