Activities - DECA

DECA stands for Distributive Education Clubs of America. The DECA brand identifies a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.

Our Mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA’S COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING PROGRAM Integrates into Classroom Instruction An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic, experiential learning methods to prepare members for college and careers. Applies Learning DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes. Connects to Business Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning. Promotes Competition As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.


DECA PREPARES THE NEXT GENERATION TO BE Academically Prepared DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations. Community Oriented Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities. Professionally Responsible DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards. Experienced Leaders DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation. [OUR ATTRIBUTES AND VALUES] Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork



Created by: Trevor Daugherty
Updated by: Alex Nelson
Last Updated:November 2016