Kevin Durant has given back to the children of his hometown in a major way. Durant has funded the creation of parks and basketball courts for the youth and now he is taking his efforts to a new level. The NBA All-Star has opened the College Track program at The Durant Center in his hometown of Prince George County Maryland, Washington Post reports.
College Track at The Durant Center will have an after-school program that “will offer students the academic, financial, and social-emotional resources to embolden their college and career goals.” There will also be a space to study and support with college enrollment.
Over the next decade, Durant pledged to provide $10 million to the center. The Durant Center, which is located not too far from where Durant grew up, will serve students from mostly low-income families.
With his new philanthropic endeavor, the Golden State Warriors player is focused on “creating a legacy, creating something that’ll last for a long time.”
“To have this as a kind of staple and my family’s name on it and it’s doing so much for kids, man it’s one of the greatest accomplishments so far in my career,” he told the Washington Post.
The first class of the center includes 69 students.