Youth Development

CROSSOVER MISSION, INC.

Where the cross makes the difference

Vero Beach, FL

Mission

Crossover helps the kids who need us most to become successful adults through a program of year-round basketball training and one-to-one academic mentoring.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Crossover Mission is not a religiously affiliated organization. All are welcome to participate in our programs and are warmly embraced. Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated for staff, volunteers or student athletes and their families.

Ruling Year

2014

Co-Founder

Mr. Antoine Jennings

Co-Founder

Mrs. Catherine W DeSchouwer

Main Address

1965 42nd Avenue, Suite 3

Vero Beach, FL 32960 USA

Keywords

Tutoring, Academic Mentoring, Coaching, Basketball Skills

EIN

46-5125222

 Number

0998369814

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The purpose of Crossover Mission is to reach at-risk and under-resourced youth who face instability at home, poverty, poor role models and educational failure. Drawing them in through a love of basketball, student athletes receive year-round basketball training, and one-to-one academic mentoring so they may reach their full potential. What makes Crossover different from the wide variety of local after-school programs is that “we go deep”. Crossover is committed to providing the support that any one child needs. In addition to additional academic support at the Crossover Center, staff can provide in-school advocacy with teachers, guidance counselors and school administration, college and career planning, health screening and paperwork completion for sports eligibility, and, when necessary, support navigating the juvenile justice system.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Year-round Basketball Training

Course Recovery Tutoring

Summer Mentoring Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of students enrolled

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Context notes

Academic mentors volunteer their time to work one-to-one with a student athlete at the Crossover Center.

Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Context notes

Crossover staff monitors grades through the Indian River School District online portal weekly. Ongoing discussions with students include support in finishing missing assignments and test preparation.

Number of students served who earn passing grades in core subjects

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

One-to-one Academic Mentoring

Context notes

In order to be promoted to the next grade, any course that does not receive a passing grade must be made up through a school-sponsored Course Recovery program.

Number of students eligible to try out for school basetball teams (2.0GPA and no behavior referrals)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

At-risk youth

Related program

Year-round Basketball Training

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The primary goal of Crossover Mission is to help the kids who need us most to become successful and productive adults through a program of year-round basketball training and one-to-one academic mentoring. The most important factor in the success of a child or teen after parental influence is his/her own motivation and drive to work for something. Finding the key to that kind of motivation is tricky but essential, especially with at-risk children and teens. Crossover Mission participants are highly attracted by both the game and culture of basketball. At the same time, however, many experience inconsistency, uncertainty, failure and inaccessibility to opportunities on a daily basis. A strong relevant role model and a pervasive positive culture for success are essential. Crossover Mission is a family of belonging, striving, and achieving that provides a positive, life-building community of peer acceptance and approval.

• Crossover provides year-round basketball training which focuses on skill development, team building and athletics. • One-to-one academic mentoring provides a caring adult presence for every student athlete to help with homework, monitor grades and develop strategies for long-term success. • Course Recovery tutoring takes place in collaboration with the School District of Indian River during and after school to provide support to students who have failed a core class in order to meet graduation requirements. • Crossover Summer Program provides ongoing basketball training, enrichment activities, educational outings, support and transportation for local basketball camps, and attendance at a State University Basketball Camp for selected student athletes. • Crossover Pro and Crossover Junior Programs are designed for mentor and student to work through together. They focus on character development, time management, goal setting and building positive mindset.

The Crossover Basketball Training Program aims to make basketball available to those who would otherwise be disqualified due to financial hardship. Year-round basketball practices are conducted 3x per week and focus on fundamentals and fitness. Players are held accountable and are allowed to participate only when academic requirements are fulfilled. The Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) requires all participants to attend academic mentoring a minimum of one time per week. Student athletes who do not maintain a “C" or higher average in each subject receive additional supports both in school and at the Crossover Center and may attend up to 5 days per week. Crossover staff go as deep as necessary for each student to succeed, including school advocacy and direct connection with teachers. Crossover is in direct collaboration with Gifford Middle and Storm Grove Middle Schools, providing one-on-one support in Course Recovery so students may pass the grade and minimize the dropout risk.

The desired outcomes of Crossover Mission are 1) To have all students pass their grade level. Grades, are monitored weekly. Interventions are developed for all students receiving a "C" or below in any class and include direct contact with parents/guardians and the teachers. 2) To have all Crossover athletes become academically eligible to participate in school sports Athletes must maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no referrals or suspensions. 2) To improve fundamentals, fitness and team work in basketball. Basketball fitness assessments are completed completed quarterly and and evaluations are shared with the student athlete and parent/guardian each semester. 3) To engage in college and career planning. All 9-12 grade student athletes participate in monthly workshops covering topics such as goal setting, budgeting, college and technical school opportunities, scholarship applications, and college athletic recruiting.

At inception in 2014, just two Crossover participants were eligible for sports participation. As of fall 2018, 21 students were accepted onto school basketball teams and 85% of Crossover middle school and high school participants were academic eligible (2.0 GPA and no school referrals) to try out. Tournament results, AAU team participation and high ranking on school sports teams continue to demonstrate success for Crossover athletes. Academically, the improvements in performance have been profound with 30% of Crossover student athletes receiving A/B Honor Roll and only 5% receiving below a 2.0 GPA (2018-19 Quarter 1). As the initial population of Crossover student athletes approaches high school graduation, significant efforts are being placed on deepening the college and career planning support with an emphasis on opportunities available through college athletic scholarships and recruiting.

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Financials

CROSSOVER MISSION, INC.

Fiscal year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
Part of the Crossover Mission story is the connection and bridge between individuals of different genders, ethnicity, socio-economic levels. Founders Antoine Jennings, a black man, and Cathy De Schouwer, a white woman, embody this vision. It is the connection between their two families and their separate worlds that form the foundation of Crossover Mission.