The principal speaker at Fox Valley Initiative’s May 1 meeting, held at Freedom Project Academy in Appleton, was Randy Melchert, founder of Academy of Excellence. Before Melchert’s presentation, the 75 members in attendance learned about LEAD Wisconsin, a week-long camp experience for teens ages 13 to 19. Fox Valley Initiative has provided scholarships for LEAD Wisconsin since 2021. This evening, FVI members heard from Jack, who was last year’s scholarship recipient, and two young men vying for this year’s scholarship. Here's a brief report with photos.