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DECA – Preparing emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management. Our vision is to prepare innovative leaders and entrepreneurs who make a positive social and global impact. With a 75-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, school administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.

Brewster High School’s DECA Chapter is still in our first year! We hope to add to both our membership and the success in academic competition in the years to come. Any Brewster student is invited to join our club. Marketing students, however, get extra experience learning about business concepts, marketing terms, and professional skills. If you want to join us exploring the exciting world of business, think about signing up for the marketing class next semester.

DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills--Through participation in DECA activities, 97% DECA members say they learned how to communicate thoughts and ideas, how to organize a presentation and more about what businesses expect from employees while gaining problem-solving skills.

DECA Members are Prepared to Become Leaders--More than 92% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world. Nearly 82% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

DECA Members are Motivated for the Future--DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career (91%), influenced their college plans (64%), influenced their career plans (73%) and influenced their interest in entrepreneurship and owning a business (66%).

DECA Members can earn Scholarships for College--DECA’s scholarship program provides over $200,000 in scholarships to high school and college DECA members. Many corporate partners of DECA provide scholarships through the DECA scholarship program. DECA Inc. administers the program based on guidelines set by the donor. DECA scholarships are strictly merit-based.

Want to find out more? Ask a Brewster High School DECA Officer:

Maddie Sandoval- Trejo, President

Gustavo Perez, VP Finance

Mareli Arevalo-Martinez, VP Career Dev

Mayra Sepulveda-Santana, VP Marketing

Abigail Pamatz-Garcia, VP Hospitality

Mr. Dowd, Advisor

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