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Ray Travaglione
CEO and founder of MindStream Academy

After a successful career on Wall Street, Ray Travaglione decided he wanted a change and to make a difference in young people’s lives. In 1995, Ray opened the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) in Hilton Head Island, SC whose mission is focused on providing intense instruction for teenage athletes who wanted to pursue their passion for golf. The IJGA needed a strong academic partner to provide a competitive education for their junior golfers that would also offer a flexible curriculum to accommodate their extra-curricular passions including training and tournament schedules. So, in 2000, Ray founded Heritage Academy where students can achieve academic excellence while pursuing their passion. To date, Heritage boasts 100% college acceptance with many on full scholarships. Seeing a need to improve health and lifestyle within our younger generation, Ray founded MindStream Academy in 2010. MindStream Academy was founded on the principle that optimal health and wellness is equally important as high academic standards. Following the same passion model, MindStream students move towards positive lifestyle change though a fun, interactive integrative approach that cultivates a passion for their own health and wellbeing.