We are preparing for our FIFTH annual summer reading program, which we offer to students in Kindergarden through Eighth grade. The program is titled “Project 24,” because it operates three days a week for eight weeks. Each student receives three hours of reading instruction per week, or 24 hours of instruction over the course of the summer. We also challenge students to log 24 hours of individual or partner reading.

Our goal is to support 65 Students funded by $65 over 65 days. All gifts of $65 will help a local child participate in our summer reading program.

We are passionate about helping our students become lifelong readers, but we won’t be able to do it without your help. There are critical ways that you can help us. First, we need volunteers. We enroll a maximum of 65 students in Kindergarden through Eighth grade, and we divide them into three age groups. Each age group includes about 10-20 students, who meet from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM, three times a week. We aim to have the highest possible ratio of volunteers to students. We need at least 15 committed volunteers to come along our staff. Will you please consider volunteering your time to read with our students this summer? Volunteers can also teach art and games, read with students, or help with preparing and serving lunch. If you have even a few hours of free time each week, you can make a difference this summer.

September 2013 Newsletter

“The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you.”

Dear Friends,

We feel like the Lord has blessed The Simple Room this past month, and His face is certainly shining upon us. We moved into a new school year with bright colors on our walls and new carpeting and tile on our floors. We were able to do some minimal up-dates to our building thanks to many volunteers, a generous contractor, and an adjustment to line items in our budget. After being closed for a couple of weeks, our boys and girls were surprised to return and see the transformation.

Words from Our Director

"The Simple Room open house in August was a huge success with many old friends and donors attending. Programming for our boys and girls started early in September. Currently we have about fifty students enrolled with the number growing each day. Students are welcome Monday through Friday to participate in a variety of activities. We are excited and humbled that our largest enrollment in programming involves church activities. Several community churches have lovingly welcomed our students into their youth programs, and we are providing the transportation on Wednesdays and Sundays. It has been a blessing to see the children seek the Lord and to see Him continually revealed to our students and staff alike. We are providing tutoring, art, dance and a Bible study group for boys and another for girls at The Simple Room. Mentoring is always an overflow in all we do.

We appreciate your financial and prayer support. Please know what a blessing you are to our children." - Jamie Harling

Interested in Mentoring?

Volunteers Needed!

The Simple Room is in need of volunteers for its Crossroads mentoring program. We will pair these Big Brothers and Big Sisters with local youth. The objective of this program is provide students with a person who will listen, love, and learn alongside them.

Crossroads Human Foosball Game

Rebels Claim 4th Straight Victory!

Rebels Claim 4th Straight Victory!

The Simple Room Rebels 5th and 6th Grade Basketball team is in the heart of their 2011-2012 season.

On Sunday, January 15, 2012 they moved to 5-5 record for the season and claimed their 4th win in a row!

The Rebels begin the tournament portion of their season as they head to Roxana this upcoming weekend, January 20-22. It is officially tournament time as we head to Roxana. Immediately following the Roxana tournament, the boy's will play in the St. Mary's tournament on Monday, January 23rd.

Rebels Continue Winning Streak

Rebels Continue Winning Streak

The Rebels continued their winning streak with a third win on Tuesday, January 10th, in a nail biter 27-26 victory against a rival Greenville 5th/6th grade boys team. The Rebels hosted the game at First Christian Church in Greenville. 

William Carson sunk the first basket of the game. The Rebels kept a strong lead for most of the first half. Clayton Harris hit an impressive three point shot to bring the score to 7-4. After a series of fast breaks for both teams, the Rebels ended the first half leading 11-8.