The Wait is Officially Over — DECA Inc. Announces the AT&T It Can Wait Winners!

This year, DECA teamed up with AT&T to launch a text-to-pledge challenge in support of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign against distracted driving. DECA chartered associations in the US participated by securing pledges in their communities that were recorded through unique text-to-pledge codes.

After six months of campaign promotion, school-wide pledge events, and social media frenzies—DECA collected a record number of pledges for the DECA/AT&T It Can Wait Challenge! With Texas DECA leading the charge in their statewide community service event; together, we secured over 15,000 pledges to help put an end to smartphone distracted driving!

Based on DECA’s phenomenal effort, AT&T graciously recognized the following states as the highest pledge contributors. These state associations received an award check for $1000 and acknowledgment on the stage at DECA’s International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando:

  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • North Dakota
  • Utah
  • Virginia

Congratulations to these states and all the DECA members, advisors, and community leaders that supported this campaign! We encourage you to be safe on the road, and remember that no text, post, video or selfie is worth a life — It Can Wait.

For additional information on the It Can Wait campaign, please click here.