Although PCD YRUU promotes youth empowerment, we have a minimum youth:adult ratio of 10:1, and are usually able to maintain 8:1. Its important to understand that our adult advisors are more than just a number! PCD YRUU advisors play a very important role in our community. For more information, or to apply as an advisor, please contact Kaitlin Dey.
If you are interested in becoming an advisor, you have a few options: Incoming! Advisor, Conference Advisor, and Council Advisor.
- Incoming! Advisor: For those of you who have never advised a con – maybe never even seen a con – we have a program designed to bring you up to speed. PCD YRUU can be a challenging environment for new advisors, and we recognize this. The Incoming! Advisor is assigned a mentor advisor at the beginning of a con. Mentors and their Incoming! Advisors will meet with the Adult Co. and Lead Advisor once for every full day of the con in addition to the standard advisor meeting at the beginning of the conference. Incoming! Advisors and their mentor counterparts will be assigned to the same touchgroup. Some advisors will rely more on their mentors than others. Whatever your style turns out to be, we encourage you to check in with your mentor frequently.
- Conference Advisor: This is the standard option for our advisors. Conference Advisors attend at least one conference per Council Cycle (Feb – Jan). In addition, Conference Advisors can volunteer as mentors for the Incoming! Advisor program. We have an adult meeting at the beginning of each conference, and again on Sunday for longer cons. Each Conference Advisor will be assigned to a touchgroup and youth touchgroup leader.
- Council Advisor: Ready to go all the way? Fantastic! PCD YRUU elects four advisors to Youth Council every year. These advisors are the center of adult guidance for our governing body. Council Advisors are asked to attend council meetings and retreats with the youth members of council. We also strongly encourage Council Advisors to attend as many PCD YRUU events as possible. In addition, Council Advisors may act as Lead Advisors at any of our conferences.