Maryland men’s basketball player Varun Ram will volunteer in Chennai, India for Hoops Creating Hope – a program for students to create and develop the link between leadership, character, teamwork and communication with academic success and future goals.
Read more … Ram Returns to India for Hoops Creating Hope
At a TEDx event, Crossover Founder, Shaun Jayachandran, tells us about his work in India with Crossover Basketball and how the leadership lessons that help kids excel on the court actually help as a student.
Read more … TEDxTalk: Hoops Creating Hope
According to UNICEF, of the 200 million enrolled students in the country, 80 million will drop out before finishing elementary school.
On the other side of the globe, in Clarksville, River Hill graduate and Maryland men's basketball senior Varun Ram never felt the pressures that kids feel on a daily basis in the country where his parents grew up.
This summer, Ram was able to experience that disparity firsthand. And, through the Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy and the "Hoops Creating Hope" program, he was able to work with others in closing the gap through his favorite sport.
Read more … Clarksville-native Ram takes basketball knowledge to India
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland men’s basketball player Varun Ram is currently in Chennai, India volunteering for Hoops Creating Hope – a two week program for students to create and develop the link between leadership, character, teamwork and communication with academic success and future goals.
Read more … Ram Volunteers in India for Hoops Creating Hope
When I heard about the Crossover Basketball program, an international education program, the first non-profit [501(c)3] international education program in India to leverage athletic values and skill to develop academic opportunities for Indian students, I knew I wanted to learn more.
Read more … Crossover Basketball: Spreading Hope In India Through Sports
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.
Read more … The Power of Basketball
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.
Read more … Crossing Over for Inclusion
“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.
Read more … Taking a shot on real time court
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.
Read more … Helping reach goals by shooting through hoops
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.
Read more … Inaugural Session Draws to an End
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.
Read more … Promoting Education Through Basketball