1360 N. Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
The Jesse White Tumbling Team was created in 1959 to provide a positive alternative for inner-city kids. Team members must stay away from gangs, drugs, alcohol, stay in school and maintain a minimum ‘C’ average. The team consists of over 305 members, male and female, as young as age 6.
The team, with 7 units, gives more than 1500 performances each year at major sporting events and community, business and charity functions. The Jesse White Tumblers attract national and international attention and have performed throughout the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Bermuda, Belize, China, Israel, Tokyo, Japan and Zagreb, Croatia. The team has also been featured in commercials, national television shows and motion pictures.
Because the organization requires its student athletes to maintain at least a ‘C’ average, team members and trainees who fall below this standard must attend tutoring classes or show proof that they are enrolled in a tutoring program. Our program, which assists with homework, encourages independent reading, improves writing skills, spelling and handwriting, and practices basic math facts. It also improves science and social studies grades through study skills and develops a higher level of thinking skills through group and individual work.