Congratulations to Belen Jesuit sophomores Matthew Vila, Austin Marrero, and Joaquin Otero on being chosen to represent Belen at The Hugh O'Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminars. These ambassadors will attend 3-4 day seminars in the spring and summer and have the opportunity to explore their personal leadership skills and values while practicing those skills and collaborating with diverse groups.
“We recognize their current leadership efforts in the Belen Community and beyond, and we are confident with new skills that they will learn at the conference, they will be able to expand their programs and increase their impact in our community,” said Daniel Montesi, School Counselor.
“These young men exemplify the Magis in all they do,” said José E. Roca '84, Principal. “This opportunity will motivate them and continue to form them into outstanding leaders.”
For more than five decades, HOBY has inspired young people to make a difference and become catalysts for positive change in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities. As America’s foremost youth leadership organization, HOBY has a long history of successfully motivating young people to develop into outstanding leaders.
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.