No matter how big he gets, Kevin Durant will never forget about home! The basketball star came back to Suitland, MD, on January 23, 2018 to officially open his own center to serve the community.
The Durant Center will serve low-income and underserved students in Prince George’s County, MD, assisting them with college applications and graduation. The facility will offer academic, financial, and social resources to help these students attain their goals for school and their future careers. “When my foundation partnered withCollege Track last year, we said from day one we wanted it to live inside a facility we could develop for Prince George’s County,” Kevin shared in an interview. “The opening of the Durant Center is truly a dream come true for me and my family.”
It’s no surprise to me to see KD launching this center. I’m from PG County, and I’ve seen and read about his giving back to the area, specifically when it comes to education. It’s important here and nationwide, especially in areas where some kids feel hopeless and without help. Kids everywhere should have access to resources and help from mentors and teachers to further their education. I know that this center will be extremely beneficial to students and I look forward to seeing more great news from the facility.
Great news for students! DJ Khaled has officially partnered with Get Schooled for a new scholarship initiative, Key to Social Change.
The new scholarship campaign pushes high school and college students to use their social media accounts to make a positive impact in their own communities. Khaled announced the program during his acceptance speech for Viacom’s 2018 Social Impact Award. “Now more than ever, we must unite and use our voices to drive change,” he said. “Get Schooled and Viacom have become family to me, and we’ll continue our work to help young people use their talent and leadership for good.”
Through Key To Social Change, students will receive lessons on content development, effective digital communications and platform selection. Using those lessons, they will then have to develop a social media campaign to impact an important cause. After evaluation, winners will be selected based on the ideas and research presented.
The program launches on April 2 and will give over $20,000 in scholarships! At that time, more info will be available on Get Schooled’s website. It’s truly a great opportunity for students, not only for this scholarship money, but also for these kids to learn more about using social media on a much grander scale. And who knows? The campaigns these kids develop may just be able to be used in real life!