our purpose

our purpose

The New England Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (NECYPAA) was first established by an Advisory Council that was formed in 1989 for the expressed purpose of establishing and maintaining an annual Conference for young people in recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

The number of young people suffering from alcoholism who turn to AA for help is growing, and NECYPAA helps to carry AA’s message throughout New England. This Conference provides an opportunity for young AA members from all over New England and beyond to come together and share their experience, strength, and hope as members of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA members who attend a NECYPAA conference return home better prepared to receive and welcome young people into their local AA community.

While this Conference is geared primarily toward young people, persons of all ages in Alcoholics Anonymous are welcome. It should also be noted that NECYPAA is open to the general public. It is strongly suggested, however, that non-alcoholics who attend respect the anonymity of all AA members who are in attendance.



The NECYPAA Conference Bid Requirements are a list of guidelines, established by the Advisory Council, to help direct interested parties in the bidding process, 



The New England Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (NECYPAA) is a fellowship of people who combine their experience, strength and hope as a means of reaching out to young people, and anyone with room to grow, who desire recovery from alcoholism and the solution as suggested in the principles of A.A.

NECYPAA functions within the Principles of A.A., fosters unity among all people seeking to solve our common problem and is willing to help others recover from alcoholism.  We do not propose to be a universal answer or governing board for young people; we are here to share our experience with all who seek our help.



View a list of current NECYPAA Advisory members