Let’s Talk About Pennsylvania DECA

With over a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946. 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.

The DECA Pillars

Pennsylvania DECA prepares the next generation of leaders to become

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.

Results That Show


DECA members that plan to further their studies in marketing, finance, hospitality and business management or become entrepreneurs.


DECA members that report an A or B average.


DECA members who are obtaining career experience through employment.


DECA members who are very interested in starting their own business.