DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Guiding Principles
Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become:

         Academically prepared
              DECA members are ambitious, high-achieving leaders equipped to conquer the challenges of their aspirations.
        Community oriented
              Recognizing the benefit of service and responsibility to the community, 
              DECA members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
        Professionally responsible
              DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
        Experienced leaders
              DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.

Attributes and Values
        Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

DECA's Comprehensive Learning Program
         Integrates into Classroom Instruction
               An integral component of classroom instruction, DECA activities provide authentic experiential learning methods to prepare members for colleges and careers.
         Applies Learning
               DECA members put their knowledge into action through rigorous project-based activities that require creative solutions with practical outcomes.
         Connects to Business
               Partnerships with businesses at local and broader levels provide DECA members realistic insight into industry and promote meaningful, relevant learning.
         Promotes Competition
               As in the global economy, a spark of competition drives DECA members to excel and improve their performance.

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