For those who are young and young at heart – find fellowship and recovery in YPAA! Find information below on ways to get involved with the International Convention of Young People in A.A. (ICYPAA), the Michigan Convention of Young People in A.A. (MCYPAA), and local YPAA meetings, events, and service committees.
Help bring the convention back to District 6! The Lansing Area Young People in A.A. (LAYPAA) bid for MCYPAA will be hosting service committee meeting
… 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.Bill W. in a June 15, 1969 letter to ICYPAA
Young People’s Groups in Alcoholics Anonymous began appearing around 1945 in Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, and now they can be found all across North America. 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. (Taken from ICYPAA.org)