2016-17 #DECAATTProject Year in Review

Students in the #DECAATTProject during the 2016-2017 school year demonstrated the DECA theme for the year, Own Your Future.

They had memorable experiences in their classrooms, at AT&T work sites and at DECA events that helped prepare them for college and careers.

Sharing the sentiments expressed by many students, one of the participants said, “Before #DECAATTProject, I honestly wasn’t motivated for the rest of my years in high school or even anything. I have learned many things such as leadership skills, business qualities and how to have a positive outlook on everything.”

The data included in the report showcases the accomplishments of the students made possible through their experiences with mentors during the third year of the project.

A total of 7,379 students were served throughout the year. Of those, 4,622 students engaged in mentoring activities at local, state or national DECA competitions or events.

Students in the #DECAATTProject completed impact surveys distributed and tabulated by DECA’s partner, the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA). The surveys were designed to determine the effect of participation on students’ college and career plans and their readiness for each.

Through the impact surveys, students reported that DECA participation motivates them for the future:

  • 89% attained 21st Century Skills like collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking
  • 88% say #DECAATTProject connected school to the real world
  • 81% say #DECAATTProject influenced their career plans
  • 78% say #DECAATTProject influenced their college plans

Read the complete report here to see how else the #DECAATTProject impacted students during the 2016-2017 school year.

Learn more about the #DECAATTProject by following #DECAATTProject on Twitter. Follow DECA on Twitter @DECAInc and AT&T @ATT and @ConnecttoGood.

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