Maria’s vision is to empower and inspire youth to pursue higher education and to provide the tools and skill sets necessary for them to become leaders and professionals in their communities. Her Blueprint addresses the current problem within the public school system where minority students in higher education feel like they lack resources. These students do not have the resources they need in order for them to be strong college applicants. There is not a lot being done in order to ensure that these students are aware of the opportunities and resources that are out there to help them pursue higher education and she hopes to help more minority students gain access to higher education.