The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV) named Moline High School freshman Jesus Varela the Youth of the Year.
Being named Youth of the Year makes 15-year-old Jesus the official teen spokesperson for the BGCMV during 2014.
A spokesperson from the BGCMV said Jesus has been a member since age 6. He recently traveled to the Illinois State Capitol and presented a speech about how the Club has been a positive influence in his life.
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