Every Year, This Man Brings Coaches From The USA And Teaches Basketball To Local Children. Hoops Creating Hope.

A long time ago, somewhere in Chennai, the kind gesture of a man changed the trajectory of life of an orphaned girl. He decided to support this girl in her education, a simple act of kindness.

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The Power of Basketball

When teaching kids about basketball, the importance of rebounding is always included. But what about teaching this skill in the classroom? According to Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, these types of basketball skills are just as applicable on the basketball court as they are off the court for many kids in India.

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Wheelock College Forges into Partnership with Crossover

Wheelock College (Boston, MA) has listed Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy as a potential Service Abroad location for Summer 2014.

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Harvard Spotlight: Jonah Travis

During the middle of his internship, Jonah was permitted to take two weeks off and travel to India as part of the Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy.

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Crossing Over for Inclusion

Repriya is 10 years old, studying in class five at Chennai Primary School. I ask her what her favourite sport is. She says basketball instantly.

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Two Pike Students Bring Sneakers, Hope to India

The boys helped out an organization that empowers kids through academics and athletics.

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Taking a shot on real time court

“Leadership, character, communication, teamwork,” Shaun counts the four elements on his fingers. According to him, a sport like basketball can help kids bring out these values, while teaching them time management as well.

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Goals Reached Through Hoops

Funds raised at Crossover's 3-on3 tournament benefit the summer academy.

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Helping reach goals by shooting through hoops

WASHINGTON, DC: The 1st Annual Hoops Creating Hope 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, hosted by Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, will be held on April 20th at The George Washington University’s Smith Center here.

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Crossover's President Nominated as Teacher of the Week

"Getting to work with amazing young men and women, each in a single-sex educational setting, who truly want to be engaged both with the material and as children of the world."

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Inaugural Session Draws to an End

Chennai: The inaugural session of 'Hoops creating Hope', an initiative by Boston-based Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, that aims to use sport to create opportunities for the youth and help them in their education pursuits, drew to a close here on Tuesday.

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Promoting Education Through Basketball

Hoops Creating Hope, a basketball-based program of athletics, teambuilding exercises and educational speakers conducted by the Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy concluded their first session in the city on Tuesday.

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Eric Obeysekere Taking Part In Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, with a team consisting of founder Shaun Jayachandran, program coordinator Neha Soneji and Holy Cross senior forward Eric Obeysekere (Orinda, Calif.) are currently in India to host the initial Academy Session in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy to Host First “Hoops Creating Hope” Session

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy with a team consisting of Shaun Jayachandran, Founder,Neha Soneji, Program Coordinator, and Eric Obeysekere (College of the Holy Cross ‘13) will travel to India to host the initial Academy Session in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India from August 6 - 15, 2012 for approximately 30 - 40 selected area students.

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Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy joins sportanddev

Find out more about an organization using the power of basketball to support education in India.

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In Conversation With Shaun Jayachandran, Crossover Basketball And Scholars Academy

Inspired by a totally unique social enterprise idea of combining hoops with hope, Jayachandran’s Academy has one single objective - of using the game of basketball as a segue to educational achievement.

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Alumni Find Passion and Profit Through Social Entrepreneurship

Shaun Jayachandran, CCAS BS '02, is working on a project that merges service and entrepreneurship. He's been working to build Crossover Basketball & Scholars Academy, a non-profit international basketball program in India committed to the teaching of the sport and to providing educational opportunities for its participants.

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Crossover Academy Looking to Hoop it Up in India

Shaun Jayachandran is combining three of his passions — coaching basketball, teaching and India — into the Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy.

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Founder's Friday: Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

This week we have Shaun Jayachandran, Founder and President of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, a nonprofit aimed to change the way kids in India have access to education.

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A Crossover to Connect Basketball, Education, and India

One of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, American coach John Wooden received legendary status with his success and exemplary basketball philosophy while at UCLA.

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Crossover Basketball Begins Rookie Season

The concept of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy began with Shaun Jayachandran, a basketball coach and teacher committed to improving the intersection between student and athlete.

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NBA All-Star Dwight Howard to Embark on Tour of India to Help Grow the Game of Basketball

Four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Dwight Howard, of the Orlando Magic, will travel to India from Aug. 10 to 14 to participate in a series of basketball events...

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