Basketball Training, Academic Tutoring & Mentoring, and Crossover’s College Bound Program
The Crossover Program
During the school year, the Crossover schedule emphasizes academics, athletics and mentoring. During the summer, although we maintain athletic training and academic efforts, we shift gears and focus more heavily on mentoring and life exposure. We provide experiences that can shape the students’ vision about what is possible in their own education and careers. We change their summers from idleness to purpose-driven experience, from present-oriented thinking to future-driven exposure, skill development, and dream building.
The most important factor in the success of a child or teen after parental influence is his motivation, his drive to work for something, his “want to!” Finding the key to that kind of motivation is tricky but essential, especially with at-risk children and teens. Young people have an abiding need to belong, to be liked within their peer group, and to feel accepted by those around them. Our Crossover kids are also highly attracted to the popular culture surrounding basketball and athletics. At the same time, however, many kids experience inconsistency, uncertainty, and failure on a daily basis. A strong relevant role model and a pervasive positive culture for success are needed – a new paradigm, one that taps into the kids’ hunger for belonging and consistency, reduces uncertainty, and mitigates failure. In this way, a new roadmap for excellence develops, leading to a deeper, more intrinsic life-changing type of motivation.
Many Crossover kids possess alpha personalities. Tough walls have been erected around their hearts. They need a powerful force for good to love them and guide them toward their best selves. They need the help of Crossover! Crossover is a family of belonging, striving, and achieving that provides a positive, life-building community of peer acceptance and approval.
The Crossover basketball training program consists of weekly scheduled training and games/tournaments. Crossover Mission draws participants from elementary, middle school and high school. Training and games are year-round and our commitment to our students/players is long-term and continual.
Level 1: Beginners
Level 2: Intermediate
Level 3: Advanced
Please refer to the calendar for the latest updated basketball schedule.
Students will receive transportation from school to basketball practice/academic tutoring on their scheduled day. On other days of the week, transportation to and from basketball is the responsibility of the family.
Both academic tutoring and basketball practice are taking place at the Crossover Basketball Center:
4425 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32967
The Crossover Academic Mentoring Program is aimed at academic empowerment and weekly and daily accountability for students elementary through high school.
Students are required to attend the Crossover Center one day per week where they will meet with their mentor, receive academic support and/or work through the Crossover online training programs. If a student is failing a class, or has below a 2.0 GPA, parents will be encouraged to have a conversation with the academic staff to discuss additional academic support.
Tutors will be matched with student athletes at the beginning of the year and work with students for a minimum of one hour per week, on an assigned day, throughout the school year.
Academic Mentoring is also focused on developing growth mindsets, character development, etiquette, confident self-expression, and exposure to the broader world. Our mentors consist of program staff, our coaches, and our outside volunteers. Click on the “For Mentors” tab to join us!
Academic tutoring after school for High School followed by Elementary School until basketball practice. The Crossover van picks up at the high school and several elementary schools.
Academic tutoring and basketball practice after school for Middle School students. The Crossover van picks up at Gifford Middle school.
Academic tutoring and basketball practice after school for Middle School students. The Crossover van picks up at Storm Grove Middle School.
Academic tutoring and basketball practice after school for Middle School students. The Crossover van picks up at Oslo Middle School and Sebastian Charter.
All absences must be called in to the Crossover Center. More than 3 unexcused absences (Basketball or Academic Tutoring) per quarter may result in dismissal from the program for the remainder of the quarter. Re-admittance to the program will require an in-person interview and only if space allows.
Make-up Tutoring/Academic Absence
To arrange a make-up academic tutoring session or report an academic absence contact the office.
College Bound Program
For all Crossover students
in grades 8 – 12.
Click here to access your
Crossover College Bound Login
Click here to schedule a meeting directly with Mrs. Fini.
The Crossover Mission College Bound Program harnesses our motivated students, families, and mentors by giving them the tools needed to clearly navigate the steps to high school graduation and develop a roadmap for a meaningful career. Students and their parents will have the ability to explore and build an individualized college and financial aid plan with the assistance of Crossover Mission staff.
For many of our families and students, the chance to attend college or university is a source of hope and a lifelong dream. Though research shows that most high school students aspire to attend college, most have not adequately prepared for college academically or financially enough to be successful. In addition, because many of our Crossover Mission families are the “first in family” to attend college, or to graduate high school, they often do not have the experience with the daunting and overwhelming process of applying to college and for financial aid.
Our families need to know that planning for college BEGINS in middle school and should continue systematically through high school.
College Planner Pro (CPP) Software
The Crossover College Bound Program software platform College Planner Pro (CPP) gives our staff, mentors, parents and most importantly students a one-stop shop for crucial college information. This platform streamlines the process so that our students can make good decisions and choices and captures the data Crossover needs to build our program through targeted grants. Each of our students from 8th grade through 12th grade, will be able to login into their individualized account and will be able to complete tasks preparing and educating them on:
- class planning,
- high school graduation requirements,
- resume building,
- career exploration,
- college investigation,
- college application advice,
- FAFSA/ financial aid tutorials,
- and developing their college list of schools (and application deadlines).
This will help our Crossover students to be ready to meet with their high school college counselor, to complete their applications, and request high school transcripts and teacher recommendations. Crossover Mission is ready and available to prepare the way for an easier, more streamlined college application experience.
Developed by Kathlyn Fini, M.Ed., CAES
Crossover College Bound Program Advisor/ Certified School Psychologist
(Florida, Massachusetts, Wyoming)
25 years of experience with at-risk, underserved, income-disadvantaged students and families with complex needs in rural and urban settings.
Transportation to the Crossover Center:
Due to the various transportation needs of our students and COVID-19, please call to see if we can arrange pick-up from school for your student.
If we cannot arrange pick-up from school, he/she is still eligible for the program but will need to arrange transportation to the Crossover Center. Scheduled students will receive transportationfrom school to basketball practice/academic tutoring on the day(s) they are scheduled to attend.
Students must be picked up promptly at 5:45 after basketball practice.
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