Jonathan with Larry Cox & George Bove.

The North Knoxville Business and Professional Association has recognized YOKE as its 2019 nonprofit partner of the year. The honor was presented at the association’s December meeting, held at the O’Connor Senior Center.

“Each year we present this award to recognize an organization that is having a positive impact on our community and in our association,” said George Bove, president of the association. “We are grateful to have YOKE in our community and happy to support the outstanding work that they do in our middle schools.”

The NKBPA was established in 2003. Its membership now includes more than 100 local businesses and nonprofit organizations. The association exists to make the North Knoxville community a better place to live, work, and play by supporting local schools and nonprofits, and promoting local businesses. The group meets monthly for breakfast, networking, and to learn about issues and organizations that affect the community.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the organization and very grateful for this honor,” explained Jonathan Haskell, director of YOKE. “We’ve enjoyed getting to know and serve our community better, and the NKBPA and their members have been a tremendous asset to our ministry in the city.”

For more information on the NKBPA, visit their website or like them on Facebook.