Washington DECA provides business and leadership opportunities to high school students to succeed in school, careers and life.
Prepare innovative leaders and entrepreneurs who make a positive social and global impact
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Bring DECA to your school!
Connect with our DECA Chapter Support Center and learn how easy and affordable it is to start building emerging leaders and entrepreneurs on your campus.
Start the DECA life today!
If you're a high school student with hopes and dreams, the sooner you join DECA the sooner your dreams become reality. Our State, Area, and Chapter Student Officers are ready to serve and show you the way.
The best way to predict the future
is to create it!
The future of our economy and your workforce are in a dynamic DECA classroom near you. Become a DECA partner help create the future of Washington!
Develop leadership skills in the DECA world as a chapter, area, or state officer.
Compete with the nation's top emerging leaders through 50+ competitive events!
Connect with a global network of DECA thought leaders and world changers.
For 21st century students, preparing for college and future careers requires stretching beyond the classroom.
The Comprehensive Learning Program is DECA's approach to preparing students exploring five industries: entrepreneurship, marketing, management, finance, and hospitality.
We do this through college, business, and educational partnerships, competitive events, publications, student and school recognition, conferences, and community service activities.
George Washington once said, "A people who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their advantages may achieve almost anything." President Washington would have LOVED DECA because this is what we do every day.
~Landon Wood, Past Washington DECA State President from Mark Morris High School
Washington was famously first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen. But, as President he was our first leader. His success in business makes him first entrepreneur. Our passion in Washington DECA is to live up to our state's namesake and be first in the world in leadership and entrepreneurship.
Lori Hairston, Executive Director, Washington DECA
Stop reading this and start doing DECA! It will change your life!
Kaylee Hayden, Past Washington DECA Vice President from Rogers High School
Growing up in Tennessee I had dreams. Once I joined DECA I gained the skills, plan and global network to make them real. Now I get to live those dreams in my new home in Washington helping the world's greatest leaders and entrepreneurs live theirs.
Claire Coker, Past DECA National President and Transfer Pricing Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Is teaching today difficult? Yes! DECA brings my teaching to life. It gives students purpose and meaning to what is being taught, and it makes my curriculum more relevant and powerful. I credit my success in the classroom to DECA and I couldn't imagine my classroom without it!
Brad Charvet, DECA Teacher/Advisor from Grandview High School