My name is Mikaela Gavaletz, Executive Director and Producer of Youth Empowerment & Support-Schuylkill, or Y.E.S. for short!

The goal of Y.E.S. is to build a safe space for the youth of rural Pennsylvania to learn alongside their peers.  Our core goal is to assist you in your quest towards personal discovery, offering resources and support for individuals in need of gender assignment information, crisis services, and social connection to other members of the community.

In the coming months we will also be rolling out some community outreach programs, partnerships with local support groups, and polls to gauge your interest in further educational programs.

Be sure to keep up with all of the new and exciting things coming your way, and don’t miss the most current updates on Schuylkill County PrideFest 2024!     

Co-Host, LGBTQ+ Summit; Shining Together


Allow me to introduce you to our Y.E.S. board of directors!  Our organization is comprised of individuals uniquely tailored to the needs of Schuylkill County’s LGBTQIA+ community.

Ali Perrotto


Lorraine Koury

Treasurer / Accounting

Amber DiFabio

Board Member

Matthew Frew-Susnoskie

Board Member

Join the team

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and talents with us?  Join our team today!

For Inquiries Email: MikaelaGavaletz@youthempowermentsupport.org