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

Crossroad's Halloween Party Pictures

Crossroad's Halloween Party Pictures

Halloween Party

Pictures of Crossroad's Eckert's Farm Trip

Pictures of Crossroad's Eckert's Farm Trip

Eckhart's Farm

A Big Fall for Crossroads

A Big Fall for Crossroads

The Simple Room kicked off its fall programming with an Open House in September. Since then, we have enrolled a record-breaking 45 children and adolescents in our formal mentoring program. Upon enrollment, each participant is paired with a volunteer mentor with similar likes and interests from Greenville College or the Greenville community.

We have two college interns assisting our executive director, Lee O'Connor, with coordinating the program. Together Lee, Josh, and Biz have planned and executed several exciting events this month.

The Simple Room Receives Service Award

The Simple Room Receives Service Award

The Greenville Womens Club presented The Simple Room with a Special Service Award during the Apple Day festivities on Saturday, October 2nd. Lee O'Connor, executive director, and Kaity Teer, resource development coordinator, accepted the award during a ceremony on the courthouse steps. Jerri Davenport, from the women's club, honored The Simple Room for three decades of service to the community's youth.

The Simple Room is very grateful to the Greenville Womens Club for their support.

We have a Cause on Facebook

Causes Facebook App

Now, you can show your support for The Simple Room on Facebook using the Causes application.

Go to our Cause.

The Simple Room Open House

We invite you and your family to stop by The Simple Room's Open House on Monday, September 13th from 6:30 - 9:00 pm. This is a great time to enjoy refreshments, meet our staff/program coordinators, hear more about our fall programs, and fill out enrollment forms. We are looking forward to a great fall with programs in the digital arts, music, tutoring, mentoring, weightlifting, dance, and more. Check out the programs section of our website to learn more.

This is also an opportunity for college students interested in volunteering at The Simple Room to meet the staff and get a tour.

open house flyer