Community Partner Spotlight
Crossover Mission, Inc., is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to support and redirect at-risk youth through after school programs run by dedicated coaches and mentors.
The program uses basketball as a tool to attract and motivate student athletes, academic support to monitor and promote achievement and one-to-one mentors to provide local and world exposure to young minds. In that pursuit, the secondary purpose of Crossover Mission, Inc. is to build a bridge of friendship and understanding between cultures, starting at a young age, which will help to erode the walls of separation which continue to divide our society.
Crossover Mission is the culmination of a vision to join together, in unity, to reach out to the young people who need it most. In helping kids to reach their potential, we elevate society. It is a long road and takes hard work and commitment; kids need positive mentors and a vision of excellence to see the road ahead.
The Crossover program consists of three important and equal components: athletics, academics, and mentoring/exposure. Coaches, tutors and mentors work with student/players each week, year-round, training them in basketball fundamentals and fitness, supporting their academics with focus on schoolwork, mathematics, literacy, and writing. Crossover Mission mentors our members through character training, positive development of mindsets, etiquette, confident self-expression, and exposure to the broader world.
The Crossover Mission Program
Since 2020, Crossover Mission has grown from 75 to 115 students. With the completion of the CAT, the organization estimates that 200 students can be served. This growth has required attracting and training volunteers who serve as tutors and mentors. Today the organization has 46 volunteers and an additional 30-40 more will be needed to operate at capacity.
In the last 3 years, Crossover has broadened the scope of its programming to increase participation by girls and to support college bound students. Crossover Mission’s students have a 100% graduation rate and every senior goes on to a 2 or 4 year college. In addition, Crossover Mission helps its students obtain athletic or merit-based scholarships.
Impact 100 Grant
Impact 100 granted $100,000 to help build out the Center for Achievement and Tutoring (CAT) within the Crossover Center, a newly acquired building in need of renovation.
Permitting delays and inflation in raw material and labor costs have resulted in the project cost increasing to approximately $600,000 from the original $250,000. Fortunately, the organization is led by a very strong team and board, who have raised additional funds. The final permits are expected shortly.
How to help
Come take a tour and consider volunteering! Please visit the website at https://crossovermission.com
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