If you would like more information on becoming an official partner of Louisiana DECA please email our association advisor, Paul Grethel, at

How Can Your Business Assist DECA?


Business professionals can:

  • Serve on an Advisory Board at a local school or the state organization

  • Be a Mentor to a marketing student or a class of marketing students

  • Offer Field Trips/Learning Opportunities

  • Serve As a Judge at the State Conference

  • Sponsor a La. DECA Competitive Event

  • Be an exhibitor at the State Conference

  • Support the Louisiana DECA State Officer Training

  • Make a donation to the two scholarships given by La. DECA

  • Sponsor our conference t-shirts for the year for $200--click here


How Will DECA Benefit Your Business?


Not only will your business benefit from the positive image it will receive

from being associated with DECA, it will also have the satisfaction of

helping countless high school students in their future career direction. 

Your business will also:

  • Capitalize on access to some of the best-prepared employees

  • Improve the relevance of the curriculum in the educational system

  • Make a difference in the lives of individual students

  • Serve as a positive role model, mentor, or training sponsor.


Partnerships Provide a Win-Win Situation


Business people renew their faith in young people and gain personal


  • Students gain a positive image of business and business people

  • Students see relevance of school and work

  • Students make informed career decisions

  • Career and technical educators align their curriculum to the real


DECA by the Numbers


• 225,000 members

• 3,750 high schools and colleges

• 50 states

• 9 countries

• $500,000 in scholarships and awards

• More than 60 partnering sponsors

• $475,000 raised for the Muscular Dystrophy

• 62 competitive event categories

• Membership profile:

          56.8 % - Female

          43.2 % - Male

          60 % White

          15 % Hispanic

          17 % African American

          4 % Asian


College and Career Ready


• 86 % of DECA members report an A or B average

• 68 % plan to attend college immediately after
  graduating high school

• 59 % would like to attend a private college or
  university (More than twice the national

• More than 70 % of DECA members say that DECA
  has influenced their future career plans

• 53 % of DECA members are obtaining experience
  through employment