Through a collaboration with AT&T, the #DECAATTProject connects DECA chapters with dedicated AT&T employee volunteers to provide unique and creative mentorship that reaches the at-risk student population. With AT&T’s support, DECA students are granted beyond-the-classroom experiences catered to career and college readiness which provide industry insights that will stay with students beyond high school graduation.
In the 2020-2021 school year, the AT&T mentorship reached #NextLevel heights as members utilized the virtual space to collaborate with employees on reinventing websites, pitch marketing ideas and participate in virtual field trips.
Learn more about this project, made possible by AT&T, and the impact the mentorship has on DECA students across the globe through the Annual Report.
Diane Pruner is DECA's grants program director. In this role, she oversees the AT&T Grant, which connects students from underserved populations with AT&T employee mentors. Working with schools across the country, she helps facilitate mentorship opportunities, trainings and other programs that ensure students are college and career ready.