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Save Lives with Delaware STEM Queen Jacqueline Means

Join Jackie "The STEM Queen" Means to celebrate her 19th birthday AND save lives at her Birthday Blood Drive on Saturday, September 25!

The town of Southbridge is an underserved part of Wilmington, Delaware, where violence is common and only 40% of teens graduate with a high school diploma - but Jacqueline Means is working to change that. Jacqueline is a teen PreMed major and Neuroscience minor at the University of Delaware. She is also the proud founder of the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative, an organization she founded when she was just 12, that is dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, to the underprivileged girls of Wilmington.

Jacqueline is certainly changing the stigma surrounding Wilmington by being an advocate for STEM education and volunteering her time to engage the youth of Wilmington and empower them to pursue careers in STEM fields. She does this by hosting Girls Empowerment STEM Events, workshops where she leads hundreds of girls in fun, hands-on science experiments! Through COVID-19, even when she was unable to host her Girls Empowerment STEM Events in-person because of quarantine, gathering restrictions and necessary safety measures, she continued spreading not only her love of STEM but also hope and happiness by posting STEM videos on her YouTube channel, as well as her multiple social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) AND leading virtual classes on ZOOM, educating others about everything STEM!

She has received many awards for her dedication to her community, as well as having been featured on many national television shows, inlcuding The Today Show, The View, The Steve Harvey Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS's Mission Unstoppable (where she is a series regular), Dr. Oz, Access Hollywood, and many others. In addition to being The STEM Queen, Jacqueline is also a pageant queen! She is the reigning Miss Black USA Talented Teen for the Miss Black USA Organization. Learn more about her at www.STEM-Queen.com!

Join us for Jackie's Birthday Blood Drive!

Jackie will be appearing at our Christiana Donor Center on Saturday, September 25 from 7:45AM - 1:45PM. Come celebrate her birthday and save lives by scheduling your appointment today!

Give Blood For Jackie's Birthday

Can't make it on September 25?

If you can't make it on September 25 but still want to donate blood in honor of Jackie, you can schedule a donation using code STEMQUEENDE when you schedule your appointment!

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