History of SCCYPAA

In November 2002 the South Carolina Convention by Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous was conceived and elections were held for the first host committee. After successfully hosting the Southeastern Regional Convention of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (SERCYPAA) in Charleston, SC in 1998 and in Columbia, SC in 2002, the young people in Alcoholics Anonymous in the greater Charleston area felt it was time to initiate a Young People’s Convention to be held annually within the state of South Carolina. Historically, the majority of states in the country hold an annual young people’s AA convention with only a few going without. Encouraged by the success of the nearby North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida Young People’s Conventions and the history of the International Young People’s Convention (ICYPAA) in its 46th year, along with the regional conventions such as SERCYPAA, WACYPAA (Western Area Convention of Young People in AA), NECYPAA (New England Area Convention of Young People in AA), and GLRCYPAA (Great Lake Regional Convention of Young People in AA, now EACYPAA), the young people in Alcoholics Anonymous created SCCYPAA (South Carolina Convention by Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous).