Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy Crossover Basketball March Madness Viewing Party This gallery contains 1 photo. Crossover March Madness Come celebrate the NCAA Tournament, feed on some great apps, tear up your brackets, learn more about Crossover’s progress...
Learning Just As Much As The Kids

Learning Just As Much As The Kids

By Varun Ram Varun working on ball handling on the grass As we head into week two of Crossover India basketball camp, I wanted to share four thoughts about our trip. First, let’s talk about the adjustment to living in Chennai. The bustling streets of Chennai rival...
An Unexpected Education

An Unexpected Education

By Kiran Shastri Week one in Chennai with team crossover has concluded. The weekend relaxation was much needed to refuel our minds and bodies for another full week with these amazing and energetic kids. Week one tested every aspect possible for us – the heat, the long...

What it Means to Create Hope

By AJ Mathew Hope – a universal symbol of a desire for something or a certain thing to happen. I believe Crossover intentionally uses the term “Creating Hope” because that is our goal with the kids and communities we will be working with. Creating Hope amongst...
The Mutual Impact of Giving

The Mutual Impact of Giving

By AJ Matthew I had no idea what to expect on the first day of camp, but when I saw the first group of kids walk in with smiles on their faces I knew it was going to be phenomenal. The passion in their hearts…some of them didn’t even know what basketball was, but they...
The First Day

The First Day

By Shilpa Agrawal Akka*, where do you go home? (Akka means “older sister” in Tamil). I live in America. Akka, what do you eat at home? Idlis, dosas, curd. Really? Are you Indian? At 3:45pm more than 300 children started streaming in, some wearing shoes, some wearing...

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The First Day By Shilpa Agrawal Akka*, where do you go home? (Akka means “older sister” in Tamil). I live in America. Akka, what do you eat at home? Idlis, dosas, curd. Really? Are you Indian? Yes!  The Mind Game By: Kaustubh Garimella. Kaustubh is a sophomore at...

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Visiting Teach For India By Maggie Brown (@MagsOnWags) The eager anticipation began to rise rapidly among our group of foreign travelers as the rickety school bus climbed through the bumpy dirt roads smushed between rows of cracked concrete storefronts, woven straw...

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Recap of Crossover Sport in Education Conference By Lauren Ball None of us knew what to expect on Saturday.  We didn’t know who all was going to show up,  how many people we were going to have, or how the speeches were going to be received.There was … Continue reading...
Discovering India

Discovering India

By Mollie Gillespie With our departure for India less than a month away, I’m already restless with anticipation. I’ve traveled a bit before, but never so far, and I can’t help but wonder how I’ll be able to endure the long plane rides as I’m sure my excitement, and my...

Excited For This Opportunity

By Lauren Ball Twenty one more days until I board a plane to Boston, where my adventure with Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy begins. I first heard about this organization in August of 2013 after I had just returned from studying abroad in northern India....
The Root of Success

The Root of Success

By Anjali Ramakrishnan When I thought about the Hoops Creating Hope program in the months leading up to this summer, I imagined I would be helping to educate marginalized children in Chennai using basketball as an educational tool. And it turns out that’s exactly what...
More Than Statistics…

More Than Statistics…

By John Gillespie (@JohnG703) I’m bringing back to the United States the stories of many different kids from numerous different religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. These stories I put together through interacting with these kids for only two weeks have...

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What I’m Bringing Home By Jon Metzgar (@JonnyMet1) On Day One of my journey to Chennai, I wrote about what I was leaving behind in order to come here for two weeks. Now, on my last day before the flight home to Boston, I’m … Continue reading →

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More Than Statistics… By John Gillespie (@JohnG703) I’m bringing back to the United States the stories of many different kids from numerous different religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. These stories I put together through interacting with these kids...

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What I’m Bringing Home By Jon Metzgar (@JonnyMet1) On Day One of my journey to Chennai, I wrote about what I was leaving behind in order to come here for two weeks. Now, on my last day before the flight home to Boston, I’m … Continue reading →

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More Than Statistics… By John Gillespie (@JohnG703) I’m bringing back to the United States the stories of many different kids from numerous different religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. These stories I put together through interacting with these kids...

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More Than Statistics… By John Gillespie (@JohnG703) I’m bringing back to the United States the stories of many different kids from numerous different religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. These stories I put together through interacting with these kids...

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To Find a Million Ram’s… By Maggie Brown One of the greatest beauties in the mystery of the precious human life lies within the irrefutable fact that time is not infinite, tomorrow is never guaranteed, and that the world will not spin beneath our wavering … Continue...

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More Than Statistics… By John Gillespie (@JohnG703) I’m bringing back to the United States the stories of many different kids from numerous different religious, financial, and educational backgrounds. These stories I put together through interacting with these kids...