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
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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."