Be the Light

Mrs. Barbara Acosta
Belen’s Be the Light Club supports the larger Be the Light Foundation®, a non-pro􀀁t organization inspired by the short, yet blessed life of Ari Artega.  Be the Light strives to inspire others to help those in need by engaging the Belen community to offer support to individuals facing challenges due to medical or financial difficulties.  Members will also participate in community service events to raise awareness of the needs of others, as well as leadership workshops throughout the year.  
500 SW 127th Avenue, Miami, FL 33184
phone: 305.223.8600 | fax: 305.227.2565 | email:
Belen Jesuit Preparatory School was founded in 1854 in Havana, Cuba by Queen Isabel II of Spain.  The task of educating students was assigned to the priests and brothers of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), whose teaching tradition is synonymous with academic excellence and spiritual discipline.  In 1961, the new political regime of Cuba confiscated the School property and expelled the Jesuit faculty.  The School was re-established in Miami the same year, and over the next decade, continued to grow.  Today, Belen Jesuit sits on a 30-acre site in western Dade County, only minutes away from downtown Miami.