HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
What Will You Do in DECA This Year to Create The Future You Want?
Get Ready for It!
Here We Go
2019- 2020 Louisiana DECA
Leadership Team Members are Jordan Blacher, AnnMarie Brumley, Dylan Scott, Deondrais Boxley. (Left to Right)
DECA provides visibility and support and is an important tool in the advocacy of high school marketing, finance, management, travel & tourism, and entrepreneurship program and in highlighting student achievement and success. A middle school can also apply for a DECA chapter; there are special events ONLY for middle school students.
DECA is the only student organization operating in 50 states, the U.S. Territories, Canada, Mexico, Germany and other countries and attracts individuals to productive careers in marketing, management, merchandising, travel/tourism, and entrepreneurship. It is a co-curricular organization and serves as an integral part of the classroom instructional program.
Any student enrolled in marketing-related education where there is a DECA chapter can join DECA. In schools where there is no marketing class, chapters can be organized through classes that are related to marketing (i.e. entrepreneurship, Travel and Tourism Academies, etc.). In classrooms throughout the country, students form their own chapters and elect their own officers. Marketing education teachers/coordinators serve as individual chapter advisors. DECA chapters are self-supportive, with members paying chapter, state association, and national membership dues.
DECA advisors and chapter members take an active part in the development and growth of the communities in which they live and work. Students learn, while still in school, vocational understanding necessary to compete in marketing, management, merchandising, and entrepreneurship careers. These career-oriented young people are actively involved in creative marketing projects directly related to the careers of their choice.
DECA chapter activities contribute substantially to the primary purpose of school to develop well-educated citizens who have self-confidence, self-esteem, leadership ability, and an understanding of the American Free Enterprise System. DECA chapters are invariably "showcases" for student achievement and progress, reflecting favorably on teachers, DECA advisors, and school administrators at both the local and state level.
PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION TO BE...
DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
Our members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
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Each chapter should elect a social media coordinator to make sure that your chapter is represented on our social media feeds! Contact us if you need help getting started.
Did you know we are on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter? We are! Make sure you follow us by clicking on the symbols on our homepage and throughout the website.
Louisiana DECA hosts three conferences every year: the Fall Competitive Excellence Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans Sports & Entertainment Conference, & the Louisiana Career Development Conference - the official qualifier to attend the International Career Development Conference.
Run for State Office
Start a Chapter at Your School
Helpful Tips for Competition
Becoming a state officer is an experience unlike any other. Applications will be available in late winter, but you can contact any state officer for information about what's involved.
Want to start a new chapter at your school? We have the tools to help! Contact State Advisor, Paul Grethel for information through the contact information at the bottom of the page.
Check out the DECA Guide by clicking here for helpful tips on competing. You can also learn more about competition at our Fall Competitive Excellence Conference.
Click for Sample Competitive Events Videos.
DECA does more than give you a great experience in high school. Members gain insight into college majors and programs, and training received through workshops and competitions.
Our Louisiana chapters fundraise more than $5,000 each year for MDA, the official charity of DECA. Be sure to turn in your fundraising checks and report your activities to qualify for recognition at the state conference.
For more information, you can contact any of our officers and advisors, or you can visit www.deca.org.