University of Arizona Collegiate DECA Shows the Impact of Community Involvement

For the University of Arizona Collegiate DECA chapter, community service is an important component in members’ involvement.

Throughout the year, members participate in numerous community service opportunities to be agents of change within their community and Arizona. From the local animal shelter, to the community food bank, University of Arizona Collegiate DECA members are proving to be leaders in more than just business.

This year, our chapter has expanded its involvement to volunteering with the international non-profit Beads of Courage. This organization provides art as medicine therapy to hundreds of thousands of children around the world with serious or chronic illnesses.

Each represents a significant milestone in a child’s treatment, from a night in the hospital, to a chemotherapy treatment. These beads help children show the world their immense courage and strength throughout their treatment and everyday life with a serious illness.

University of Arizona Collegiate DECA recently became very involved with the organization, volunteering at least once a month to help advance their mission.

“The University of Arizona Collegiate DECA chapter wants to set an example of the importance of integrating business leaders into community service. Our chapter has done this through this local partnership, and has shown our members that involvement with the community is priceless,” said junior Jeremy Rogers.

Not only are members developing essential values through volunteering, they are also nurturing a stronger bond amongst members. These experiences are helping members to foster friendships that will last beyond the club meetings into the professional world.

Get involved in your community! Talk to your club officers and explore your town to find dozens of opportunities to be a part of your community on a greater level.

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