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Experience The Difference: The Road to Resilience
"Preparing Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs for

over 76 years"


DECA is an academic, professional association of high school and college students with an interest in careers within the fields of marketing, finance, hospitality/tourism, culinary arts, fashion merchandising, retailing, and business management. DECA's purpose is to:

  • integrate into classroom instruction through authentic, experiential learning methods that prepare members for college and careers,

  • apply learning by having members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.

  • connect to businesses to provide members realistic insight into industry and to promote meaningful, relevant learning.

  • promote competition which drives members to excel and improve their performance.


These purposes determine the character of our chapter activities.  Through these DECA prepares the next generation to be academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, and experienced leaders. 


DECA is comprised of over 225,000 members in the U.S. and internationally.  Louisiana DECA currently accounts for over 1,200 of these members.


DECA is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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Louisiana DECA Membership Drive

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Chapters which increase membership over last year's membership will receive the following rewards at CDC (if the school attends):
1/4 Down the Road      $25 gift card to ShopDECA
Halfway Down the Road    $40 gift card to ShopDECA
The Road to Resilence     $60 gift card to ShopDECA

In additional, any chapter with 100 or more members will receive a DECA blazer.
Awards will be given at the state conference.

The Road to Resilience-$60

  • Acadiana HS

  • Cedar Creek School

  • Green Oaks Performing Arts

  • S. Plaquemines HS

  • University View

  • Vidalia HS

  • Walker HS

  • Baton Rouge Magnet HS

Halfway Down the Road-$40

  • Warren Easton HS

One Quarter Down the Road-$25

  • Donaldsonville HS

  • Denham Springs HS-41 by 11/15

  • East Feliciana HS

Get the Edge-100 members

  • University View

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Chapter Campaigns

Thrive Level

University View-Community Service and Promotional Campaigns

Vidalia HS-Community Service and Promotional Campaigns

Walker HS-Community Service and Promotional Campaigns


Achievement Level

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy-Community Service

Green Oaks Performing Arts Academy-Community Service

Acadiana HS-Membership

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy-Membership

Baton Rouge Magnet HS-Membership

South Plaquemines HS-Membership

University View Academy-Membership

DECA Inc. and Louisiana DECA stands against racism in all forms. As community oriented and professionally

responsible leaders, we celebrate diversity and inclusion and embrace our role in shaping a better future.


We stand in solidarity with the African American, Black, Native American,  Indian, Asian American, Chicano,

Hispanic, Latino, European, Middle Eastern, and Caucasian communities - our members, alumni, partners and

employees - in the fight against systemic racism and injustice.


DECA Inc. is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy and respectful environment for all of our emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Our philosophy is to ensure all members, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status are treated equally and respectfully. Any behavior in the form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of all members to uphold and contribute to this climate.





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Asscociation Advisors                                  Office

High School Association

Paul Grethel


Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez

26236 Wax Rd.

Denham Springs, LA 70726

TEL    504-301-7194

FAX    225-683-8610

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