A Lifechanging Experience With Crossover

By AJ Matthew Excitement roars throughout the roof as I am finally headed back to India after so many years. Words cannot explain the excitement that was built up for this trip.

Beyond the Ball: The 4 Pillars of Crossover Education

By: Kelly Mara Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King, Jr.  As much as I enjoy the game of basketball, I probably would have opted out of a volunteer opportunity to travel across … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

3 Years of Crossover Academy: Reflecting on Change

By Kasey Hartung Now that I am finally back in my “home away from home” for year three of Crossover Academy, I can’t help but notice the differences from year one and appreciate the things that have stayed the same … Continue reading →

Second Time’s A Charm

By Anjali Ramakrishnan Doing something a second time has several mentalities. Things are always easier when you have gained experience. And you’re bound to learn something you never thought would come up. However, it does not mean the second time … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

It’s All About the Children

By Anjali Ramakrishnan I don’t know where to begin. Chaotic? Energizing yet tiring? Eye opening? I was extremely nervous coming into the first day. I would be running the registration table, and I knew there would be papers shoved at … Continue reading →

New Challenges, New Joy

By Neel Kohli June 24th Truth: I was nervous getting ready to go on this trip. I didn’t know anyone going, what they’d be like, or whether I’d fit in, so I just tried not to think about it.

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 … Continue reading →

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 … Continue reading →

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