SACYPAA’s Mission Statement
Sacramento Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (SACYPAA) has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Being cognizant that not all young people (or young at heart) may find our meetings (business/spiritual) and events necessary, we do not propose to be the only answer or governing body of young people in the greater Sacramento area. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, we want the hand of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) always to be there. And for that: we are responsible. We insure to do this by unifying young people in the Northern California area and by practicing the principles of A.A. through meetings, events, and outreach.
The aim of young people’s groups is to help newcomers understand that they need not experience years of drinking, loss of family, friends, and finances to be ready for sobriety. They help bring the newcomers into the mainstream of AA Recovery, Unity, and Service through the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and the 12 Concepts for World Service by carrying AA’s message to the suffering alcoholic.
Young People’s groups are in no way separate from Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole. Members are involved in and committed to Twelfth Step work, Hospital and Institution work, Public Information, General Service, and every other facet of AA Service. Newcomers are shown by people their own age that using AA principles in their daily lives and getting involved in AA Service can lead to a lasting and comfortable sobriety.
The purpose of young people’s groups is to carry the Alcoholics Anonymous message to alcoholics no matter what their age.