In 1973, the All California Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous Round-Up was established as an annual gathering in California to provide an opportunity for young AA’s to come together and share their experience, strength, and hope. ACYPAA is visible evidence that large numbers of people are achieving a lasting and comfortable sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. AA’s who attend an ACYPAA Round-Up return home better prepared to receive young alcoholics who come to AA seeking recovery.

The ACYPAA Round-Up is held anywhere in California where young people’s groups can demonstrate: 1) the need for an activity like this to stimulate greater involvement and participation by young people in their area; 2) the ability of their group to function responsibly within the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous; and 3) the ability of the group to host a Round-Up representative of the diversity of California young people in Alcoholics Anonymous.

If you are a young person in AA where there are few other young people, or if you are a member of a young people’s group that is not as active as it might be, it is hoped that you will find encouragement in this message. There are others, like you, who are staying sober in AA and trying to carry AA’s message to alcoholics who still suffer, especially young people. If you have questions or experience to share about young people’s groups in AA or the All California Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup, please contact: