Photo collage of Chicago Boyz Acrobat Team and Jump with Jill Performance

There were two exciting events at Lincoln Elementary recently.

Both were funded with a grant from the District 100 Foundation for Excellence in Education. The Jump with Jill program is an interactive rock concert that teaches students about health, exercise and nutrition. The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic team was a season 8 semifinalist on America's Got Talent. They performed at an assembly and at their sports night, The Main Event. They promoted dedication, teamwork, and perseverance for a healthy lifestyle! What a fun and educational experience!!!!


About the Groups:

Jump with Jill is a music-based health program for kids that makes nutrition education rock, offering audiences live concerts, recorded music, video experiences, and cross-curricular classroom activities. Known as the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, Jump with Jill uses music and dance to celebrate healthy habits by transforming nutrition education into a live concert. Now in its tenth year, the Jump with Jill show has been performed nearly 3,000 times for a million kids across the United States, Canada, and Europe. This work has led to multiple Emmy Award nominations, two Telly Awards in the Education and Children categories, two Grammy nomination considerations for Best Children’s Album, and an invitation to the White House to meet Michelle Obama.

The Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicagoland area. Their performance includes amazing acrobatic stunts and tricks inside twirling jump ropes, catapulting off mini trampolines and thundering tumbling routines with impeccable timing. Founded in 1999 by professional gymnast Tim Shaw, these young inner city youth are taught discipline, respect, hard work, integrity and teamwork. Members must maintain a “C” average in school, are not allowed to drop out of school, associate with gangs, drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Through Tim’s positive impact, many kids have not only become professional polished gymnasts, but turned their lives around in the process.