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We are Pennsylvania DECA

With nearly a 70-year history, Pennsylvania DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1947. Their strong connection with our organization has resonated into a brand that people identify as a remarkable experience in the preparation of emerging leaders and entrepreneurs. Pennsylvania DECA’s programs and activities have constantly evolved as we use the latest technology and apply cutting edge educational research. Our core focus, business education, has remained consistent and is captured in our mission.


Results that Show

90 percent of DECA members plan to further their studies in marketing, finance, hospitality and business management or become entrepreneurs

86 percent of DECA members report an A or B average                                 

50 percent of DECA members are obtaining career experience through employment

27 percent of DECA members are very interested in starting their own business


The DECA Pillars

Pennsylvania DECA prepares the next generation of leaders to be

  • Academically Prepared +

    Pennsylvania 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, members continually impact and improve their local and broader communities.
  • Professionally Responsible +

    Pennsylvania DECA members are poised professionals with ethics, integrity and high standards.
  • Experienced Leaders +

    Pennsylvania DECA members are empowered through experience to provide effective leadership through goal setting, consensus building and project implementation.
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