Jacqueline Means: Founder of Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative!

My name is Jacqueline Means, I am from Southbridge Wilmington DE, a/k/a Murdertown USA; where shootings and robberies are the norm; Where more than 60% of kids dropout of school. I have defied these odds. I am a hard working student that goes to one of the best schools in the state. I attend the Delaware Military Academy, where I maintain a 4.0 GPA.

I am only 15 years old and, because of my passion for science, technology, engineering, and math, I founded Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative. Through my organization, I have been able to host Girls Empowerment STEM Events on a regular basis throughout the past two years and have positively impacted over 200 young girls. At every event, each girl gets to do her own five science experiments and listens to an inspiring talk from prominent women from their community, such as Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester.

Being a young black girl living in an areas of Delaware that is surrounded by negative stereotypes, I have been able to, with help from my mother, make a positive, lasting impact on young girls living in my community.

Thank you for everything that you are doing for your community and please continue doing your best!! You are an inspiration for many and I congratulate you on your accomplishments thus far may there be many more to come! Black Excellence at its best!

As Always Stay Poppin!

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