Niles North DECA

DECA is a competitive business club offered to anyone enrolled in a business education course. Membership benefits include traveling to conferences in cities like Orlando and Anaheim. Other benefits include competitions, cash rewards, scholarships and the opportunity to meet 160,000 other DECA members from all over the world.

Niles North Sponsors: Jean Attig [email protected],  Mary Naglevoort [email protected], and Lou Metallo [email protected]

What is DECA?

  • DECA is a student-centered organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in marketing education classes.
  • DECA is the only student organization operating in 50 states, the U.S. Territories, Canada and other regions that attracts individuals to productive careers in marketing, management, business and merchandising. It is a co-curricular organization and serves as an integral part of the classroom instructional program.
  • DECA is important to the individual student, the school, the business community and its alumni.
  • Illinois DECA currently serves over 2000 members in about 60 chapters across the state.

Who belongs to this dynamic organization?

Any student enrolled in marketing education where there is a DECA chapter can join DECA. In classrooms throughout the country, students form their own chapters and elect their own officers. Marketing education teachers/coordinators serve as individual chapter advisors. DECA chapters are self-supportive, with members paying chapter, area, state association and national membership dues.

Why is DECA important to the business community?

DECA advisors and chapter members take an active part in the development and growth of the communities in which they live and work. Students learn, while still in school, the vocational understanding necessary to compete in marketing, management, business and merchandising careers. These career-oriented young people are actively involved in creative marketing projects directly related to the careers of their choice.

Mission Statement:

DECA's mission remains constant: to enhance the co-curricular education of students with interests in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. DECA helps students develop skills and competence for marketing careers, build self-esteem, experience leadership and practice community service. DECA is committed to the defense and marketing education and the growth of business and education partnerships.