We prepare future leaders through personal growth and development.

The Next Generation of Leaders

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

You’ve probably interacted with one of our current or past members because we have been training leaders for over 75 years. We currently have over 200,000 high school members and over 15,000 collegiate members in the United States and throughout the world.

We value competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork and we invite you to get involved to see how DECA can help you grow as a leader and entrepreneur.

Impact Facts


DECA Members who graduate from college


DECA Members who receive scholarships for college


DECA Members who lives are changed for the better

Oregon DECA is developing tomorrows leaders!

Oregon DECA has been an incredible opportunity for me to grow as a leader and future business owner. I will use the skills I have learned and I will treasure the friends I have made for the rest of my life.

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Several Oregon DECA chapters recently attended WRLC. Members learned valuable leadership, financial, and public speaking skills while also getting the opportunity to network with many new faces. The Sabin Schellenberg Chapter described it as a great way to learn how to present themselves and their confidence. Additionally, members were able to visit Disney, giving them time to connect with one [...]

Ida B Wells Chapter Visit

On the first week back from break, state officers Andrew Huang and Alicia Li visited the Ida B. Wells DECA chapter in Portland! Ida B. Wells’ chapter is mostly new members, so state officers shared an overview of the various events and also talked about their personal experiences with DECA. At the end, they led a pitching activity to help [...]

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