JAY-Z’s partnership with the NFL has been met with scrutiny, but Roc Nation’s involvement in the league’s Inspire Change initiative is lending a helping hand to some youth groups in Chicago.
According to TMZ, Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor — two of the Inspire Change advocates for the 2019-2020 NFL season — will donate $400,000 on behalf of the program to two organizations helping at-risk kids. Both youth groups were selected and vetted by Roc Nation.
Meek and Trainor will visit Crusher’s Club, one of the youth organizations receiving the donation, on Thursday (September 5) prior to performing at the NFL Kickoff event in Chicago’s Grant Park.
BBF (Better Boys Foundation) Family Services, the other recipient, is being visited by Rapsody and Vic Mensa on Wednesday (September 4).
Chicago is just the beginning for Inspire Change as Roc Nation, the league and the Players Coalition are reportedly expected to make donations to two groups in every NFL city.