cm_youthyear2The Boys & Girls Club of Vista (BGCV) recently hosted its annual Youth of the Year awards celebration, honoring 22 outstanding club members who have made an impact in their community. Julie Martinez, a 17-year-old senior at Rancho Buena Vista High, was named Youth of the Year for 2017. Julie is active in her involvement with volunteering in BGCV’s junior staff program, tutoring, playing in her high school band’s drumline, public policy club, and drama club. Julie says she plans to continue her education after high school working in the medical industry.

BGCV is an independent and local youth development organization affiliated with the Boys & Girls Club of America. BGCV raises 100% of the funds that provide fun, educational programs for all youth during non-school hours, serving over 2,400 youth a year, as well as the local community. For more information visit