Shaun Jayachandran, Founder, Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Shaun Jayachandran, Founder, Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Founder, Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy

Shaun Jayachandran is the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking. The program emphasizes attendance and completion of school and connects lessons to the students’ education, community, and family. Shaun is also an educator who has taught chemistry and worked in admissions, coached varsity basketball with over 40 student-athletes going on to play in college and four professionals, and led diversity initiatives while he created and grew Crossover Academy. He has given a TEDx Talk, featured in SLAM Magazine and IMBoston, been the chief guest to speak at schools in India, an author, been honored and recognized by the Philadelphia 76ers.