WHAT IS LASCYPAA?
LASCYPAA is the Louisiana State Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. We are an annual Young Peoples AA conference which travels from city to city in Louisiana carrying the message of Alcoholic Anonymous. The conference is a Young Peoples conference but that is defined by young and young at heart. Anyone concerned with a drinking problem may attend. LASCYPAA conducts themselves by the 36 principles of AA and it’s members serve at all levels of AA service. The conference operates out of the spirit of AA and regularly contributes to the local Districts, Central Office where it is held, as well as GSO and Area 27 in Louisiana.
Yearly the conference is held in a different city and the impact of the conference can be felt locally as the conference provides a place for an annual celebration of sobriety. LASCYPAA also has a history of helping young people transition into AA general service. It gives young people an opportunity to carry out AA’s primary purpose to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic and be of service in their local areas in a capacity they may not be able to if the conference did not exist. HISTORY OF LASCYPAA The first young people’s group in Louisiana was founded in New Orleans in 1974. Since that time, young people’s groups have been started all over in Louisiana. In 1984, a regional conference of young people in AA was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the Regional Conference, the idea of a state conference was suggested.
LASCYPAA was held for the first time in Shreveport/Bossier in the spring of 1985. The decision was made to have LASCYPAA travel throughout the state on an annual basis. This provides newcomers with a conference where they see and share the experience with other young people in our state.