Durant Invests $10-million in Program to Help Children Attend College
Many NBA stars are not only known for their greatness on the court, but for what they do to give back to the community off the court.
Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant is no different, as the NBA champion forward invested $10-million in a program which will help disadvantaged children attend college and secure a postsecondary education. Durant established a partnership with public schools in his hometown of Prince George’s County in the state of Maryland.
“I want them to see the world,” Durant told the Washington Post. “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.”
According to Thomas Health of the Washington Post, Durant invested in a 10-year program called College Track, which is designed to both guide and support students throughout their education path. As per report, the Durant Center chapter is expected to open later this year.
“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.”
It is a passion that Durant has built through his love for technology and giving back.
“What I love about tech is, I love watching the world advance,” said the 29-year-old, who invests through his Durant Company. “I love the connections of people on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter. I would look at it like [Cornelius] Vanderbilt, who built the railroad. He connected us. The next advancement connecting us to each other is social media. I want to be part of that.”
A move such as this one should be commended. This is bigger than basketball!