Inside the Hoops
Creating Hope camp
The team has focused its curriculum on the four pillars of character, leadership, teamwork, and communication. TURN TO M13 FOR CROSSOVER’S STORY. Kasey Hartung, who will graduate from Tufts in 2018, took time out to volunteer. At the moment, 85 percent of Crossover’s funding and volunteer base is from non-Indians.
For the fourth summer in a row, Hoope Creating Hope went to Chennai.
Exceptional and accomplished female volunteers are effective role models for these kids; Crossover tries to balance the team of volunteers to include men and women.
After the program, teachers reported that their male students were much more accepting of the female students. The first Hoops Creating Hope camp in 2012 graduated 45 students. This year that number swelled to 430.
GIVING WINGS, FINDING ROOTS M16 THE MAGAZINE
India Abroad August 7, 2015