Malibu Boys and Girls Club names Youth of the Year

From left: Judges Jessica Newman, Kelly McShane and Debbie Frank, Youth of the Year candidate Oscar Cedillo, 2013 winner Mariarely Cruz, candidate Misael Espinoza and judges Madison Hildebrand and Mayor Lou La Monte 

The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu has named Mariarely Cruz its 2013 Youth of the Year. The title recognizes contributions to a member’s school, community, family and the club, as well as overcoming personal challenges and obstacles. 

Cruz will go on to compete against members from the 27 Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles County Feb. 6 for the opportunity to continue on to the statewide California Youth of the Year competition.