The North Carolina Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous was founded for the intent purpose of furthering the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous among young people in North Carolina. We do not propose to be a universal answer or a governing body for young people. It is through our sharing that we have learned to function within the framework of the A.A. Traditions.
Western North Carolina's Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous was originally founded in 2002. A committee was founded on the need for young people in Asheville, to show that the program worked for them and that it could work for others too. In 2004, Asheville held it's first NCCYPAA. After a successful conference, the committee was disbanded.
This committee then reformed in 2012, in hopes of hosting the 2013 NCCYPAA. The committee won the bid, and again hosted the conference in 2013, as well as a hugely successful campout.
In 2016, a group of 3 young people (The current committee) came together to reform the committee. After a bowling event, the committee then began to put together larger events throughout the year. The committee has hosted 2 campouts, a Memorial Day event, and hosted a St. Patty's day pie in the face contest. The comittee bid for the 2018 NCCYPAA, and after not receiving the conference, continued on as a standing comittee. Asheville again bidd for the 2019 NCCYPAA, and won the conference. For more information about this conference, please visit ncypaa2019.org