Young People in AA (YPAA)

What is “YPAA”?

Young People’s Groups in Alcoholics Anonymous began appearing around 1945 in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, and can now be found across the globe. In 1958, a meeting of young AA’s from across the U.S. and Canada started what is now the International Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (ICYPAA), and it has met on an annual basis ever since.

At the 1960 AA Convention, Bill W. noted that the age of new members was much lower than when he and Dr. Bob founded AA 25 years earlier. In a letter to ICYPAA dated June 15, 1969, Bill wrote “… in recent years I have found nothing for greater inspiration than the knowledge that A.A. of tomorrow will be safe, and certainly magnificent, in the keeping of you who are the younger generation of A.A. today.”

YPAA Service Committees & Events

Empire State Convention of Young People in AA
Serving all of New York State

Hudson Valley Young People in AA
Serving the Hudson Valley for more information

Capital Region Area Young People in AA
Serving the Capital Region (Albany, Schenectady, Troy & the surrounding areas)

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