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KFC Teams Up with GRAMMY-nominated Rapper Jack Harlow to Support Louisville Organizations

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October 7, 2021 – LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Jack Harlow recently announced donations to five organizations in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. AMPED, The Center for Women & Families, Grace James Academy, The Louisville Urban League, and Metro United Way.

Louisville is KFC’s hometown, too, so the brand is teaming up with Jack to make additional donations to two local Louisville organizations, AMPED and Grace James Academy to help further their efforts to feed the potential of Louisville's youth. 

AMPED is a thriving community center where, as soon as you enter, positivity is palpable. Kids and adults are encouraged to express their creativity through writing, performing, and producing music. KFC’s donation will support AMPED's "Level Up: Mentoring with Music" program that provides support to youth struggling with life in trauma-filled communities who want to get involved in the music industry. The program reaches students at Jefferson County Public Schools and Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. 

Grace James Academy is an Afrocentric and gender-specific STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) middle school for girls in the Jefferson County Public School system. Their motto: Be bold. Be driven. Be you. The school is named after Grace Marilynn James, a respected physician who advocated for better health care and social supports for poor black families.


“Louisville is more than just an area code to me. It means everything to me. It’s the foundation of who I am. I spent all my life fantasizing about being someone that could put the city on a pedestal,” says Harlow of his hometown. “It’s important to me to keep some positive energy flowing through the city. Things are not easy right now and I feel so privileged to be in the position I’m in. I feel a responsibility to give back and help pave a way for others.”  Jack Harlow

We are proud to be part of this collaborative effort to support these amazing organizations in Louisville.