When DECA was first established in 1947, the name DECA stood for 'Distributive Education Clubs of America'. of students, teachers, and administrators and is recognized and endorsed by all 50 state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Education.
Membership benefits within the educational system DECA is recognized by Congress and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. DECA is co-curricular and is integrated into the marketing education curriculum. DECA is chartered through State
As an integral part of the classroom curriculum, DECA’s industry-validated competitive events are aligned with the National Curriculum Standards in the career clusters of marketing, business management and administration, finance, and hospitality and tourism. DECA’s flagship evaluation process involves students in both a written component such as an exam or report and an interactive component with an industry professional serving as a judge. DECA’s competitive events directly contribute to every student being college and career ready when they graduate from high school.
The Community Service Project is a chapter project that provides an opportunity for chapter membersto develop a better understanding of the role civic activities have in society,