Yoke transforms communities.
YOKE is a faith based ministry that connects middle school students with adult mentors through after school clubs, camps and special activities. Founded in Knoxville in 1977, YOKE now has programs at 26 schools across Knox, Anderson, Blount, Jefferson and Grainger Counties.
YOKE helps transform communities through four primary areas of impact: mentoring middle school students, equipping college leaders, engaging local churches and impacting local schools.
I had a rough family life. YOKE was my solace. I could be myself and my YOKE leaders really cared about me. Later as a YOKE Leader, I was able to share my experience with my students and they knew that I understood what they were going through. YOKE helps kids find friends, find themselves and find Jesus."
- Zach Cochran, former YOKE kid and Bearden Middle YOKE Folk