DECA is a powerful partnership between students, teachers, parents, and business leaders. This partnership combines educational purpose with real-world business practice and then amplifies it with student passion for a positive and profitable future.
Students gain college and career advantage for life. Teachers gain outstanding educational tools validated by an industry that enrich, energize and engage students. Communities become filled with service-minded young leaders who are a force for good. Businesses gain an intelligent, highly-skilled, motivated and leadership-ready workforce.
All of this is made possible through contributions from industry, partners, schools, and students. From student-led fundraisers to school budget allocations to support DECA teachers and classrooms to business and industry leaders who volunteer time and contribute funds for scholarships and world-class education experiences, DECA is the best business and education partnership value in the world available for all high school students.