Hoops Creating Hope

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Hoops Creating Hope is a two week program for students in Chennai, India to create and develop the link between leadership, character, teamwork, and communication with academic success and future goals. By using basketball as the vehicle of change, students are able to learn on the court and in the classroom through play and guided experiential learning rather than more hours in a traditional classroom.

At the 2014 Academy, Crossover hosted a Sport in Education Conference at The American International School in Chennai. Thought leaders, student voices, coaches, and educators from the US and India discussed the positive role sport can play in a students overall education. Learn more.

Experience an academy day in photos here.

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Crossover's 2013 Academy a Huge Success

After two weeks of our Academy from July 8 - 19, in the coastal city of Chennai, Crossover’s 2nd Hoops Creating Hope program impacted over 200 students. The students learned about Crossover's four pillars of success in leadership, character, teamwork, and communication and how they applied towards their academics, individual skills, teamwork, and team defense.

Crossover would like to especially thank Raju Venkataraman and American International School Chennai for their dedicated support and belief in the program.

To read about the impact of the program from an educator's perspective - Ram Sundaram - a Teach For India Teaching Fellow wrote the this letter to Crossover.

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Photos by Crossover Volunteer, Hannah Bitzer