SPONSOR AN EVENT/ACTIVITY
If you or your company can sponsor a DECA Event or Activity, click HERE and complete the form. You can then selected the event or activity that you want to sponsor. Your sponsorship is tax deductible.
PROVIDE AN EXHIBIT BOOTH AT OUR STATE CONFERENCE
HOW CAN I JOIN?
Help us keep career and technical education in our schools through volunteering, sponsoring or donating to our cause! We are actively engaging our legislature regarding the changes and cuts to education programs in Louisiana and we need the help of voters like you to keep these programs in place. Email your legislators, go to the polls, and make your voice heard!
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?
There are many ways to get involved! Alumni and professional memberships are available, as well as judging and speaking opportunities at our conferences. We are also currently seeking business representatives for our board. Contact Paul Grethel or Ashley Martinez for information on how to get involved.
If you have a product of interest to high school students, request an exhibitor booth at our state conference. There is no charge for the booth. We will provide a 6 foot table and 2 chairs. Complete the EXHIBITOR BOOTH form and submit it.
DONATE TO OUR SCHOLARSHIPS
You can support our student/member and state officer scholarships by making a donation. Complete THIS form and mail it with your donation check made payable to La. DECA. Your donation is tax-deductible.
MAKE A DONATION
Your tax-deductible donation to Louisiana DECA will help ensure that career and technical education programs remain in Louisiana schools. With the changes being enacted by the Louisiana legislature to education programs and standards, these programs are at risk of being removed altogether from our schools, putting our students at a disadvantage not only if they are on a path to college but also at a disadvantage when entering the workplace. Skills such as customer service, interview, etiquette and marketing are just a few of the basic teachings that will no longer be accessible in the classroom if we don't act now.
Donations of all amounts are welcome, but donations of $50 or more come with special benefits. Contact Paul Grethel or Ashley Martinez for more information on donations.
Alumni and Professional Members are always welcome! Click here to join and be a part of Louisiana DECA!
WHEN ARE CONFERENCES HELD?
We hold three conferences each school year: the Louisiana DECA Fall Competitive Excellence Conference in October; the New Orleans Pelicans Sports & Entertainment Conference (each winter); and the Louisiana DECA Career Development Conference in late February or early March. The Career Development Conference is the official qualifier for the International competition held in April each school year.