Kevin Durant is currently the most talked-about athlete in all of professional basketball. Around the world, fans are waiting to find out if he will return to the Barclays Center this fall or if he will be traded to their favorite team. While Durant is passionate about his exploits as a basketball player, he is passionate about several endeavors off of the court as well.
The Source recently highlighted an event that Durant and his mother, Wanda, held at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. On June 27, the mother-son duo celebrated the accomplishments of 51 high school graduates who have taken part in the College Track program. Developed in partnership with College Track, Kevin Durant Charity Foundation, Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Public Schools, The Durant Center’s academic program assists local students as they seek to become the first people in their respective families to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree. The Source reports that the program currently serves more than 230 students and 51 of those scholars will make the jump from high school to college this fall.
“Meaningful accomplishments take time,” Durant told The Source.
“I’m proud of our scholars who dug deep over the past four years, through some really challenging times, to graduate from high school and now to pursue their college dreams. I can’t wait to see what they’ll accomplish next. We’ll be at their side as they work towards their next goals.”
“The inaugural event was phenomenal to watch, and it was inspiring for us to continue to do the work that is so needed in our communities,” Wanda Durant added.
“The work that my son has chosen will change the trajectory of the lives of the students and their families for generations to come. I am honored and privileged to be a part of this partnership with College Track.”
Last night, the inaugural class at @KDTrey5 + @collegetrack's @DurantCenter walked across the stage at @NMAAHC as graduating high school seniors. Congrats and good luck to all 51 students as they head off to their colleges of choice! pic.twitter.com/9JK9ER1R92
— 35V (@35Ventures) June 28, 2022