DECA has been influencing the lives of high school students for over 55 years. First established in 1946, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) aimed to provide additional marketing-related educational and career opportunities to students. Since its beginning, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of education and technology.
DECA has grown to include not only the United States and Canada, but also Puerto Rico, Guam, Germany, and more. With over 180,000 members, DECA is one of the premier student leadership organizations in the United States. Members have the opportunity to not only develop their leadership skills, but also compete for over $500,000 in scholarships.