Mr. Vernel C. Brown Jr., a young and talented African American male, hails from Maywood, IL. He has been tumbling and dancing since the age of three, which led his parents to enroll him in Mr. Ernie’s Flip, Flop and Fly. The experience he gained helped to mold him into the disciplined and determined young man he is today.
Mr. Brown decided at an early age that it was important to provide children with an alternative to drugs, gangs, and other negative influences. His decision helped to bring forth the vision of Atmosphere of Tumbling. Atmosphere of Tumbling is an organization designed to build character, tumbling skills, and discipline. Since it’s opening in June of 2004, the membership has expanded to a little over 100 students that range from ages 2 – 25. The motto of Atmosphere of Tumbling, “Taking Kids to New Heights, ” is proving to be true on a daily basis.
Mr. Brown’s strong passion and dedication to and for children has helped to build self-esteem, confidence, integrity, and tumbling skills in children across the city of Maywood, and the surrounding areas. Tobias Brown, his brother, has inspired Mr. Brown to achieve his goals of entrepreneurship, because of his own entrepreneur achievements.
As an thriving entrepreneur, Mr. Brown plans to eventually expand Atmosphere of Tumbling in an effort to affect the lives of children within a variety of cities and states across the United States of America. With the help and support of others, Mr. Brown can reach even more children and provide them with alternatives to activities that won’t positively affect their futures. As he continues to make contributions into the lives of the children, the city of Maywood and it’s surrounding areas will never be the same!