with DECA

Together, we can help prepare
emerging leaders and entrepreneurs
for college and careers


DECA has a proven record of executing dynamic partnerships with a wide variety of businesses, foundations, associations, colleges and universities. DECA’s partnerships are based on shared missions, identified goals and clearly defined deliverables. Together, DECA’s business partners are recognized as our National Advisory Board (NAB). Our NAB partnerships enhance the classroom experience by providing “real world” application to learning. In exchange, the NAB partners gain access to a network of 5,300 classrooms and over 177,000 high school and college students who are working to prepare themselves to be leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.

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Preparing the workforce for tomorrow.

DECA’s mission of preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management will provide career-ready employees for the talent pipeline. DECA’s cutting-edge programs provide students the opportunity to learn academic content, apply learning to develop technical skills and obtain 21st Century Skills

Respected partner in all 50 U.S. departments of education.

Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) are considered integral to the Career and Technical Education curriculum and provide special status and access to schools and students. DECA is one of nine recognized CTSOs. DECA also provides extensive professional learning opportunities for its DECA advisors to best integrate DECA into the classroom.

Delivering programs to classrooms nationwide.

With most DECA advisors serving as certified educators, DECA programs are delivered directly in the classroom through instruction and applied learning. Partners look to DECA for this direct access to classrooms that span coast to coast on a national scope, including a handful of countries and territories.

Experiened manager and collaborator.

Our greatest strength is our ability and willingness to work with our partners to design a partnership that serves both of our missions. DECA has managed hundreds of programs, projects, partnerships and grants totaling more than 40 million dollars over the last 25 years. DECA leverages its resources to ensure it maximizes the investment of funds in program and service delivery


Every day we see the difference DECA has on the lives of our members. Together, with your gift, we can continue preparing emerging leaders. No matter how big or small, every gift supports our student programs and scholarship recipients while developing our members for college and career success.