About Georgia DECA

GaDECA Guiding Principles
DECA Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles explain how we fulfill our mission by addressing what we do and the outcomes we expect. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Our student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.

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


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


Georgia DECA Chapters in 2020. Georgia is currently the 3rd largest membership state in the National DECA organization.


Active Members in 2019-20.
Distributive Education in Georgia was started in 1943 with 256 students.


Georgia DECA members attended the 2019 International Career Development Conference.

DECA prepares the next generation to be
Community Oriented, Professionally Responsible, and Experienced Leaders.

Competence, Innovation, Integrity, & Teamwork
Our attributes and values describe DECA's priorities and standards.