Celebrate DECA Month in Your Classroom

It’s time to celebrate DECA Month and that means integrating fun and innovative activities that can help your members become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders.

Advisors around have discovered the benefits of integrating DECA Month activities into their daily classroom instruction. Not only does DECA enhance your curriculum by providing experiential learning opportunities, it will help you prepare your students for college and careers.

Here’s a few ideas from other advisors who have found creative ways to celebrate DECA Month in their classrooms while incorporating DECA’s Guiding Principles.


  • Use DECA’s Competitive Events Program to develop bell ringers and case studies as class activities.
  • Invite a professional from DECA’s National Advisory Board or local business leader to speak to your students about careers.
  • Participate in the Idea Challenge as a class activity during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
  • Participate in DECA’s online challenges.


  • Conduct a community service project in each class. Have each class choose a charity to support and develop a plan of support.
  • Bring in a local representative from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to present to your students.
  • Have a Miracle Minute for MDA during class.


  • Have a dress for success day and have students research their career interests on that day.
  • Host an international business day in your classroom and discuss business etiquette in other countries, to include professional business attire.
  • Invite your local Men’s Wearhouse representative to speak to your classes about dressing for an interview and DECA competition.
  • Invite an expert to your classroom to discuss business etiquette and professionalism. Connect this to presenting a DECA competitive event.


  • Invite your chapter officers to deliver class presentations on what it means to serve on your DECA chapter leadership team, on a DECA committee or as an event chairperson.
  • Invite a community leader to discuss with your classes the importance of professionalism and leadership in careers.
  • Create a teambuilding day for each class where students can participate in fun and engaging activities that develop team leadership skills.

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