What is MNYPAA?
MNYPAA is an annual Alcoholics Anonymous conference held in the state of Minnesota. It is an event for any and all member of AA, and is organized primarily by young, recovering alcoholics. We define young as “young at heart.”
Our Mission Statement
Minnesota Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (MNYPAA) has but one primary purpose- to carry its message to the alcoholics that still suffers. When anyone, anywhere reaches out we want the hand of Alcoholics Anonymous always to be there, and for that we are responsible. MNYPAA provides visible evidence that large numbers of young people are achieving a comfortable and lasting sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. The three legacies of AA- Recovery, Unity and Service- are the backbone of MNYPAA, just as they are throughout AA. We unify young, or young at heart, people in Minnesota by practicing the principles of AA through meetings, events and outreach.
Newcomers are shown by people their own age that using AA principles in their daily lives and getting involved in AA service can have a significant impact on a comfortable and lasting sobriety. As the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness and an understanding that is indescribably wonderful.” MNYPAA shows all people that this is the case.