Kevin Durant Invests $10 Million in Program to Help Kids Attend College

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistFebruary 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Kevin Durant #35 of team LeBron signs an autograph prior to the NBA All-Star Game as a part of 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend at STAPLES Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowl
Juan Ocampo/Getty Images

Kevin Durant has established a partnership with public schools in his hometown of Prince George's County, Maryland, to help disadvantaged students attend college.

According to Thomas Heath of the Washington Post, the Golden State Warriors star invested $10 million in College Track, a 10-year program designed to guide and support students through their education. The Durant Center chapter is expected to open this year.

"I want them to see the world," Durant told Heath. "I want them to see where people are from and see that there are things outside their world. I don't know exactly or at what pace that they will get it, but there is a world outside that they need to see."

Per Heath, Durant's College Track branch will be the first to operate on the East Coast.

"We didn't have the resources to get our minds thinking about the next level," Durant said. "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."

Related

    Biggest Regrets from Free-Agency

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Biggest Regrets from Free-Agency

    Zach Buckley
    via Bleacher Report

    Steph on 15K: 'Pretty Cool Moment'

    Golden State Warriors logo
    Golden State Warriors

    Steph on 15K: 'Pretty Cool Moment'

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Why KD Was 'Giddy' About Passing Larry Bird on Scoring List

    Golden State Warriors logo
    Golden State Warriors

    Why KD Was 'Giddy' About Passing Larry Bird on Scoring List

    NBC Sports Boston
    via NBC Sports Boston

    Woj: C's Have a Plan to Go After AD

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Woj: C's Have a Plan to Go After AD

    Kyle Newport
    via Bleacher Report