Our Mission and Vision
About Ari J Arteaga Foundation Inc.
BE THE LIGHT MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to provide scholarships for students who exemplify Ari’s unique light and characteristics, and who demonstrate financial need after exhausting all other funding resources, so that they may attend private high schools with an emphasis on a Christian education; provide financial support beyond high-school and into higher education, and provide assistance to these students (and their families) should they experience an unforeseen event or hardship.
Ari’s Family Set His Foundation
At home, his family had taught him the golden rule, ‘be a good person’. With this in mind, his focus was on living by his heart with compassion, not by society’s ways.
About Ari Arteaga
Ari Arteaga lived his 16 years of life with a zest for making every day count for himself and for others.
From an early age, his positive nature and high energy made him stand out. He was a loving, fun son and older brother, a dedicated student athlete, and a friend to many. Ari touched lives with his extraordinary personality and spirit, his natural ability to make others feel cared for, and his special way of engaging with people. He created friendships with all ages and walks of life, genuinely making a difference in their days, unknowingly helping others feel that their lives mattered.
Ari suffered a tragic auto accident at the age of 16, but his memory and spirit live on in every person who knew him.
A few weeks prior, he had begun to spread his personal motto of ‘Be the Light’ on his social media and in his everyday living. A testimony of this is apparent in the celebration of his life through the support of the community in creating a foundation that is making a difference in helping those in need. Those who knew him are inspired to share his passion for life and caring for others. Be like Ari™.
Making Every Moment Count
Ari was confident, fun-loving, colorful, and did not take himself too seriously, but made others feel cared for. His persona was in many ways larger than life itself.
Ari Arteaga Foundation Board of Directors