The Maryvale Revitalization Corporation (MRC) is developing a development program for youth in the Maryvale community. The launch is a HERO U Convention for current 8th and 9th grade students from Cartwright School District and freshmen from Maryvale and Trevor Browne High Schools, April 18 at the Grand Canyon University Arena. students will have the opportunity to visit the Opportunity Zone, where they will have access to community partners and youth organizations. The program, supported with grants from local businesses includes the Hero U rally, educational training opportunities and summer employment and service projects. The MRC and its school partners will promote goal setting, college and career readiness for students and follow student progress so that other communities can learn from the experiences of this collaboration. Each year, it intends to add an additional high school grade.