Congratulations, Cassidy!

Michael Gangitano & Cari Vinci accepting Yolo County Excellence in Education Award.

Cassidy Ruiz, a Graduate of the Playbook for Teens STE@M™ Mentoring Program, testified before the Assembly.

Congressman John Garamendi, Cari Lyn Vinci, Playbook for Teens, John Evalle, District Director

Pictured with Vinci is Michael Gangitano, Lee Middle School Career Counselor (left); and Armando Olvera, Lee Middle School Principal (right). 

At the 2016 OWL awards, the National Association of Women Business Owners presented Cari Lyn Vinci with the Visionary award.
The award is for ”A woman who runs an organization where her vision provides meaningful opportunities for women.”

The Playbook for Teens…STE@M™ Mentoring Program is the reason for the recognition.
Pictured (left) Monica Nainsztein, President of NAWBO, Cari Lyn Vinci & Kitty O’Neal, Mistress of Ceremonies & KFBK afternoon news anchor.Woodland School Board of Trustees acknowledged the Playbook for Teens STE@M™ Mentoring Program 
with the 2016 Excellence in Education Award.

Accepting the award is Cari Lyn Vinci, creator of the Program, which is based on Playbook for Teens. Pictured with Vinci is Michael Gangitano, Lee Middle School Career Counselor (left); and Armando Olvera, Lee Middle School Principal (right).

Vinci commented: “What an honor it is to help motivate these smart, talented students to reach for the stars.”

The Program goal is to empower teens to become the future business owners & leaders in STE@M™ industries. STE@M is STEM + ART. 

Olvera noted: “The support for students, especially girls, must be established and continued from Middle through High School. This Program will keep the girls engaged in  STE@M careers, while building essential ‘Success Skills.’ I am making plans to expand the STE@M™ Mentoring program; making it available to younger students and in High School.” 

Bringing the program to Lee Middle School was a Countywide collaborative effort started by Lori Perez, Career Director at Yolo County Office of Education.

Gangitano said: “After a 25+ year career in education, this program is The Icing on the Cake.”  

The Program is available for schools throughout California via a Train-the Trainer model.


Details: Cari@InVINCIbleEnterprises.com; (916) 220.2830.