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Kevin Durant Donates $10 Million to Help Prince George's County Students

The basketball star’s facility will be the first College Track center in the D.C. metro area

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    What to Know

    • Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant is making a $10 million donation and partnering with Prince George’s County Public Schools.

    • Durant’s center is expected to be built in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, according to the report.

    • The basketball star’s facility will be the first College Track center in the D.C. metro area.

    NBA champion and Prince George's County's own Kevin Durant is donating $10 million to a program that will help students from his hometown attend college.

    Durant’s contribution will cover “construction and operating expenses” of College Track, which will help disadvantaged kids in the Maryland county, according to The Washington Post.

    The program was established after its founders, Laurene Powell Jobs and Carlos Watson, noticed some parents weren’t able to guide their students through college searches and that school counselors were responsible for assisting many students at a time.

    Durant’s center is expected to be built in Seat Pleasant, according to the Post, which first reported the story. It will be constructed about five miles from Suitland, where Durant was born.

    “The Durant Center has been a dream of mine for a long time,” Durant wrote on Twitter, “excited to announce it’s finally happening in Prince George’s County.”

    The facility will be the first College Track center in the D.C. metro area. College Track has six centers in California, one in Louisiana and two in Colorado.

    College Track provides students with tutoring, standardized test preparation and academic workshops, according to its website. It also helps arrange campus tours and guides students through the scholarship and financial aid processes.

    Durant has used his fame to promote education in the past. In 2016, he donated $57,000 to Positive Tomorrows, a non-profit that helps educate homeless children.

    Durant is a small forward for the Golden State Warriors.

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