ABOUT 

​MISSION STATEMENT

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 220,000 members in the U.S. and internationally.  Louisiana DECA currently accounts for over 1,200 of these members.

 

DECA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGIATE CHAPTERS

STATE ASSOCIATION ADVISORS

High School Association:

Paul Grethel

paul.grethel@gmail.com

 

Collegiate Association

Ashley Martinez

ashleylynn8504@me.com

ADDRESS

13967 J R Drive

Walker, LA 70785

 

TEL

504-301-7194

FAX

225-683-8610

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