Wake Up Call

By Jon Metzgar (@JonnyMet1) As my first day in India is over, I have learned and seen many things that I couldnt believe were real.  The animals in the streets (including cows) are one of the things I thought was … Continue reading →

What Did I Leave Behind?

By George Baldini (@GBaldini) As crazy as it might sound, I’m pretty much comfortable here and all settled in, but I think that’s mostly due to our unbelievable living conditions. I thought they’d be worse. Much worse. We have fans … Continue reading →

Sense of Security

By Jonah Travis (@dreamchsr) As far as living arrangments there doesn’t seem to be too much I’ve left behind. Besides a few minor adjustments like not being able to drink faucet water and having to leave my shoes at the … Continue reading →

Unseen Goodbyes

By Akshay Mundra From the time that I said my final goodbyes in the U.S, friends and family were not the only things that I left behind. I’ve also said farewell to my bad attitude and selfishness, as well as … Continue reading →

A Parentless Adventure

By Zach Fitzgerald When I left my comfortable home in Boxford, Massachusetts, to return to India for the second time, I had expected to come back to exactly what I had left just three years earlier.  What I left behind in … Continue reading →

Ripped From Our Comfort Zones

By Maggie Brown (@MagsonWags) Because the only travel I have ever embarked on outside of the United States involved white sand beaches, crystal clear ocean water, and fruity drinks under the sun, I had no idea what the city of … Continue reading →

90% = 172 Million

In India – 4 percent of children never start school, 57 percent don’t complete primary school and almost 90 percent — around 172 million — will not complete secondary school. Many of us have been blessed to have had people … Continue reading →

Embodying the Term “Student Athlete”

By: Kaustubh Garimella. Kaustubh is a sophomore at Northwestern University and has previously volunteered in India helping students learn basketball.  During the summer after my sophomore year in high school, I attended a basketball sleep away camp for a week at Bentley College. … Continue reading →

Thank You

As we wind up the Inaugural Crossover Academy Session – and I hope I have said this plenty already – THANK YOU. Thank you to everyone who has donated, who will donate, who has said words of encouragements, shared this … Continue reading →

Sir/Madame – Teach me how…

By far the greatest words heard on this trip were exactly that – “Sir/Madame – Teach me how…” followed by some skill, idea, concept, etc. Although every kid has not reached out and asked us a question – the impact … Continue reading →

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