Description: DECA is the youth organization with over 160,00 members worldwide and average annual membership in Nebraska of over 1,800. DECA is co-curricular, not extracurricular, and enhances marketing education by applying classroom instruction to competency based competitive events. Professional development conferences, campaigns for local, state and national offices, an award-winning state newsletter, and recognition programs serve to enhance the skills and knowledge of members. By giving hands-on experience to future employees and management personnel, marketing education and DECA give visibility to your business when you volunteer time or financial support. They incorporate school-based learning (classroom instruction and co-curricular DECA activities) with work-based learning (supervised cooperative marketing internships).

DECA is the showcase for Marketing Education students. At the local, area, state and national levels, DECA Career Development Conferences exemplify our private enterprise system in ACTION!

DECA develops citizens who take part in the economic development of the communities in which they live and work. Many businesses favor employing Marketing Education students because of their interest in education, their attitude toward careers in businesses and their related study of the business world.

DECA encourages free enterprise and economic awareness through individual instruction, marketing projects, exposure to successful business leaders and practical experiences in business.

DECA encourages civic responsibility through professional development conferences, chapter activities and support of community projects.

Grades: 11-12
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Marketing 1-2 or Marketing 3-4
Time: Class and outside of class
Room: 227
Competitions: Yes
Activities: Social, Travel, Academic Leadership, and Community Service
Sponsor: Ms. Wyllie

National DECA

Nebraska DECA