Netflix chief executive officer and Bowdoin College graduate Reed Hastings says he's donating $5 million to the school to help traditionally underrepresented students graduate.
The "Thrive" program offers academic assistance for low-income students and first-generation students at the Brunswick-area college. The Portland Press Herald reports Hastings will work with four educators to develop the program and will meet annually with students in Thrive.
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Bowdoin President Clayton Rose says Hastings' gift will make it possible to work with students who often have difficulties in transitioning to college.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com