High School

Association Impact Program Award Applications Due

April 5, 2024

The Impact Program is designed to encourage chartered association officer teams to develop association-wide plans that encourage their chapter members to increase the net impact of their efforts around specific DECA-related categories.


Every year, associations engage in events with local policymakers, school officials, business representatives and a variety of other professional leaders to advocate on behalf of DECA and Career and Technical Education. Share advocacy efforts your association and your local chapters have made this year.

Community Outreach

Being community oriented is a guiding principle of DECA. Highlight your association and local chapter’s participation in community service through this category.


Innovative association plans are pivotal in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. In this category, showcase a unique program that has catalyzed impact in your association. This category, though, will only welcome submissions that do not fall under any of the above categories.


DECA is a valuable asset to high school students who strive to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders. Inform the organization of the different strategies your association has made to grow your membership.

Partner/Sponsor Outreach

DECA’s National Advisory Board (NAB) partners include corporations, foundations and associations that seek to support the development of leaders and entrepreneurs who may become their companies’ employees. Put the spotlight on how your association worked with DECA’s corporate partners this year.

Download the complete guidelines.


Contact DECA staff
for more information.

Debbie Taylor
Leadership Manager