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 me and fast Tamil I wouldn’t be...

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The “Other India”

By Anjali Ramakrishnan I knew from the minute I got the email saying I was accepted and invited to join Team Crossover, it would be “good experience”. After all, not many 14 year olds get the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world and try to make a...

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What I Learned From Teaching With Crossover

By Shilpa Tummala After completing an entire week of coaching at Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, I’m not sure what words could capture the cultural and emotional experience I have gone through with this group of volunteers. So rather than trying to explain...

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Author Archives: Devin Bramhall

Author Archives: Devin Bramhall 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. What I Learned...

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Breaking Barriers, Making An Impact

Breaking Barriers, Making An Impact

By RJ Paige I’ve never had so much fun while also having so much to do. These kids were great. So happy and eager to please everyone, trying to put a smile on our faces. It made me want to please them – they could not have made me happier! It was hectic from the first...

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Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy Just a little HOPE…. By Guest Blogger Matt Sagar I remember the day like it was yesterday.  It was a moment that I had been waiting for since making the varsity squad.  We were the home team with the 3rd ranked high school...

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A Lifechanging Experience With Crossover

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. With our brief layover in Dubai, the thrill kept screeching in my body as time went past....

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Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

By Maggie Brown Seemingly without warning, the oppressive humidity of the blazing afternoon sun began to unravel across the vast Chennai skies, welcoming a herd of ominous clouds into the atmosphere so dark that the dusk of early evening suddenly distorted into the...

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Second Time’s A Charm

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 will be perfect. I...

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Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy 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...

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