WASHINGTON — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is giving back to his hometown by helping kids in Prince George’s County go to college.
Durant has donated $10 million in a partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools and College Track, an after school program that helps disadvantaged kids get into college.
As first reported in The Washington Post, the College Track program is set to open later this year and will be the first of its kind in the East Coast.
The Durant Center will open in Seat Pleasant, the NBA star’s hometown, and will house the first of three College Track facilities planned for the D.C.-area.
The 10-year program gives underprivileged students the tools to get into college: tutoring, test preparation and resources on how to get financial aid and find the right college.
“We didn’t have the resources to get our minds thinking about the next level,” Durant told The Washington Post. “I want to do my part, whatever it is. If College Track students want to be the next Steve Jobs or the next influencer or the next tastemakers, they can get there.”
College Track started more than 20 years in California. College Track programs throughout the nation have helped 3,000 go to college.