The One Key Group
By Katie Long
One Key is an Alcoholics Anonymous group that was started by a couple of Baylor students on August 18, 2011, at the Wesley Foundation. The first meeting had four members of AA, three of which were Baylor students, all of whom are currently still sober Baylor students today. One Key has had the privilege of sharing space at Wesley Foundation and has grown in many ways. It is an open meeting for anyone and a safe place designed for young people who have a desire to stop drinking to find path towards sobriety and fellowship. The group has expanded and now meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. every week of the year.
Members were excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of One Key Group at the Wesley Foundation with a barbeque, games, sodas, and many smiles. Since the group has started it has been able to give out over 100 desire chips, a chip that signifies a desire not to drink. Many three-month, six-month, nine-month, and one-year sobriety chips have been extended to people in recovery at the One Key Group. The group has been a support for two Baylor students who recently graduated in recovery and two students who returned to Baylor to finish their studies in recovery.
The Group is home and a family for many Baylor students and young people in the Waco area. The Wesley Foundation continues to be an incredible blessing and support for creating a safe place for young people to find joy, serenity, spirituality, and sobriety. There have been many nights where the young people in Alcoholics Anonymous have had a place to play video games, watch movies, play pool, play foosball, hangout, and eat good food. The One Key is forever grateful to the Wesley Foundation for opening its doors to the young people of Alcoholics Anonymous.