In 1979 The Ohio Conference Young People (OYPAA) was established in Mansfield, Ohio. Our purpose is tri-fold: The ultimate goal, the same as every AA group and every type of service work, is to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic. Considering that our personal recovery depends on AA unity, our main concern is the unity of Ohio’s younger alcoholics within the fellowship of an Alcoholics Anonymous Conference (OYPAA). The direction, effectiveness, and the execution of the conference shall always emphasize the value of sobriety. The Ohio Young People’s Steering committee shall continually address problems and needs of the younger recovering alcoholics, therefore, the maintenance of a communication network is essential to our efficiency.
Strictest adherence to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps, The Twelve Traditions, and the Twelve Concepts of World Service shall forever be practiced in all of our affairs.