The Jesse White Tumblers were created to provide children from inner cities with a positive environment to learn and grow. Boys and girls ages 6 to 16 can apply for admission into the program. To be eligible, the children must be enrolled in a school or a homeschool and must first go through a tryout process before the final selection is made.
Children who qualify for the program are required to attend training designed to enhance their tumbling skills. It is here that they learn core values such as discipline and hard work. These values remain with them throughout their years as part of the Jesse White Tumblers.
The program has strict regulations to ensure the children are growing and learning both in the gym and at school. For example, participants are required to stay away from drugs, gangs, and other criminal activities. They are also required to maintain a C average in their academics. However, those who fall below the standard are able to attend a tutoring program.