College & Career Fair
Meet the Build Resilience Panelists
Matthew Best is the Executive Director of the Change Center, a nonprofit in East Knoxville that provides first-job opportunities for high school students and serves as a safe space for youth and young adults to find fun and recreation. Matthew began his career with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Tennessee after graduating with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. He stayed on staff with InterVarsity for over seven years before joining Emerald Youth Foundation. Matthew then became the director of Johnson University’s Future of Hope Institute and served as Johnson’s first director of Multicultural Student Affairs. Matthew is currently the youth pastor at Children of God Ministries. He is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, an avid sports fan, a former UT track and field athlete, a lover of the arts, and he feels beyond blessed to share his life with his brilliant and dynamic wife, Yona Best.
Lina Kornmeyer Evans
Check out our Exhibitors for this year!
Allstate – Joy Laforce Agency
Amachi Knoxville – Knoxville Leadership Foundation
Bank of America
Change Center Knoxville
City of Knoxville
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.
East Tennessee Spine and Sport
First Tee Tennessee
FirstLight Home Care
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
Knoxville Utilities Board
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Pellissippi State Community College GIVE Grant
Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Knoxville
Tennessee Tech University
The Bottom Knoxville
University of Tennessee College of Social Work
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine