Rebels Earn First Victory of the Season

Rebels Earn First Victory of the Season

Coach's T-Shirt

A Holiday Message from the Director

A Holiday Message from the Director

Message

Dance Crew Performs at GC Halftime

Dance Crew Performs at GC Halftime

On Wednesday, December 1st The Simple Room performed during the half-time of the Greenville College mens varsity basketball game versus Blackburn College. The crew danced to a compilation of several hip hop songs. The routine was choreographed by program instructor, Amy Jo Russell, and featured several individual performances and tumbling tricks. Brian Bell flipped over four teammates at the close of the routine. The performance was met with a standing ovation from the audience packed into the home team stands.

The Simple Room Rebels 2010-2011

The Simple Room Rebels

At The Simple Room, we strive to offer youth resources, opportunities, and support to develop. For over a year, we've discussed the possibility of creating a basketball team for our group of energetic and athletic fifth and sixth grade boys. This fall we decided to make it happen and started an AAU basketball team. Since then we've had the privilege of watching our fifth and sixth grade boys sweat, fight, and develop discipline and respect during practice. Led by Coach Trent Crump, we've watched these boys become a team. We couldn't be more proud.

A Simple Room Christmas

A Simple Room Christmas

Here at The Simple Room, we feel the spirit of the season most when we host our annual Christmas dinner. There’s nothing quite like the experience of sharing a meal with the many people who are part of The Simple Room or watching the delight on children’s faces as they open gifts from mentors, volunteers, and community members.

I'm Thankful for The Simple Room Because...

I'm Thankful for The Simple Room Because...

Our high enrollment and attendance numbers tell us that we're doing something right. But we wanted to give the youth we serve, their parents, and our volunteers an opportunity to share their ideas. As a result, many individuals participated in our Thanksgiving Contest by writing several sentences to complete the thought "I am thankful for The Simple Room, because ___________." Some of the endearing, funny and enthusiastic responses follow.

 

I'm Thankful

 

The Simple Room Gives Thanks

The Simple Room Gives Thanks

The Simple Room celebrated Thanksgiving by hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 18th. We received an abundant amount of turkey, ham, green beans, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and desserts from the Greenville Free Methodist Church, Living Word World Christian Fellowship Church, Smith Grove Baptist Church, St. Paul's Free Methodist Church, and The Simple Room board, staff, and parents. 

Huddle in!

Huddle in!

 

Support The Simple Room by eating at Huddle House on Tuesday, December 7th. The Huddle House has generously agreed to donate 20% of all proceeds from 5-8 pm to The Simple Room.

This is an easy and tasty way to support our mission.

Huddle House is located on South State Route 127 in Greenville, IL. The fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, December 7th from 5-8 pm.

Mike & Joe's Season 2

Mike and Joe's Season 2

One of the most entertaining projects to develop out of our Digital Arts program has been Mike & Joe's The Simple Room Show, a weekly podcast hosted by our very own Mike and Joe and produced by program director Devin Moroney.

This fall marked the beginning of the show's second season. 

Forming Friendships, Transforming Lives

Forming Friendships, Transforming Lives

For many years at The Simple Room we’ve had the privilege of pairing local youth with college mentors and watching friendships develop. We’ve always known these mentoring relationships have the potential to transform lives, but now there is research to support our work. After taking a closer look at the research on mentoring, we’re excited to share our findings with you.

According to one study, the effects of having a college mentor are great.

- 83% of parents say they notice improvements in their child’s self-esteem