Who We Are

We knew sexuality education was lacking. In 2015, we decided to do something about it.

At YES! we are committed to providing high-quality, sex-positive, consent-based education to youth about every aspect of sexuality. Through our workshops, we expand participants' understanding of sexuality and provide them with tools to be more communicative, respectful, and safe.

We teach our workshops in a variety of settings, including public school, private schools, and churches with children and adults of all ages. In addition to teaching, we promote sex positive education through our blog, social media, and YouTube channel.

Isy Abraham Raveson

Founder/Director

Isy graduated from Williams College with a degree in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After college, she was trained as a sexuality educator by the Masakhane Center in Newark, NJ where she taught sex-positive sex ed to middle and high school students. Last year, she presented her original research on the intersections of sexuality education, shame, and rape culture at the Annual Conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. She also has experience educating adults through her series of workshops about How to Talk to Kids about Sex. She currently works as a preschool teacher and a sexuality educator in Philadelphia.

Rebecca Klein

Founder/Director

Rebecca graduated from Montclair State with a degree in English and Creative Writing. While attending university, she attended training at The Masakhane Center and worked with YES! to design and facilitate workshops. Her experience with kids of all ages, through tutoring and counseling, has allowed her to apply her creativity in engaging, age-appropriate ways. Rebecca continues to facilitate workshops, develop educational videos for the organization, plan their annual fundraiser, and host trivia events. Now residing in Philadelphia, she is excited to expand YES!’s reach and connect with as many young people as possible.

Rachel Roder

Director of Social Media

Rachel graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Education and Psychology and a Moderate Disabilities Teaching licenses. After graduating she worked at Spectrum 360 as a 1:1 Aide. She has previously worked with children in the capacity as a summer camp counselor, coach, teacher and currently tutors. Presently, she is at Montclair State University in their Speech Pathology and Communication Disorders Graduate Program.

Natalie Smyth

Founder/Director

Natalie graduated from Montclair High School in 2011, and is currently working towards her BA in Political Science and Dance at Montclair State University. She has extensive experience with blogging and social media, and has worked for a local elected official, writing both his newsletter and blog, and maintaining his databases. Natalie was a gymnast for 17 years and now teaches classes and coaches team at Diamond Gymnastics