7 years in New York Foster Care System
Bianca Bennett is the definition of a true independent woman. Reigning from the city that never sleeps, Bronx NY, she has not only endured many trials and tribulations but has conquered them with grace and poise. Due to her family's substance abuse, Bianca was placed in the foster care system numerous times and spent a total of ten nonconsecutive years in the child welfare system. 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 student with an Associates Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Law and Government. Bianca is a part of numerous honors societies and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. In the future, Bianca strives to obtain her law degree and plans to create a non-profit to help youth of color 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.