Kevin Durant is one of the NBA’s biggest stars, but he’s becoming so much more than that to a younger generation.
The 30-year-old nine-time All-Star from the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday opened College Track at The Durant Center, an after-school facility in Prince George County, Md., that will help usher underserved children into college and beyond.
Durant is pledging $10 million over 10 years to provide scholarships, tutoring and emotional and financial assistance to those who enroll.
The facility lies a few blocks from Durant’s childhood apartment in Suitland, Maryland.
“The full circle stuff that you dream about,” Durant told the Washington Post. “So many people that meant so much to me at that time, and to see my name on the building… Hopefully that inspires kids in the area.“