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COON RAPIDS DECA

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    DECA Conference Dates

     

    DISTRICT 4 LEADERSHIP AND OFFICER ELECTIONS CONFERENCE

    Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River

    Friday, October 11, 2024

     

    MINNESOTA FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    Sunday & Monday, October 27-28, 2024 

     

    DECA NEW YORK EXPERIENCE

     New York, NY 

    FALL 2024

    Wednesday through Sunday

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    DISTRICT 4 CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

    Crowne Plaza, Plymouth

    Saturday Night, Sunday, and Monday

    January 11-12, 2025

     

    MN STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

    Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis

    Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

    March 2-4, 2025

     

    INTERNATIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

    Orlando, Florida

    Friday through Wednesday

    April 25-30, 2025

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Co-Curricular DECA Courses at CRHS

Who Can Join?

  • Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors can ALL join Coon Rapids DECA.  Since DECA is a co-curricular organization, the only other requirement is that a student must be enrolled in a marketing-related class sometime during the current school calendar year.  DECA members can begin their experience as early as the ninth grade by enrolling in a marketing, finance, hospitality, business management, or entrepreneurship course. They can retain their membership in DECA as long as they are actively pursuing courses in one of the content areas.  DECA enhances the co-curricular education of members through a comprehensive learning program that integrates into classroom instruction, applies learning, connects to business and promotes competition. 

DECA's Main Activities

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    Civic and Community Projects


    This is a very rewarding way to give back to the community through a variety of volunteering and community service activities.

     

    Competitive Events


    In these you can show-off your marketing knowledge in a variety of subject categories. Some categories include advertising, market research, retail marketing, management, entrepreneurship, and many other individual and team competitions.

     

    Special Events


    Each year DECA plans many original new exciting activities that develop leadership, organizational, and team building skills.  Get recognized by numerous business and civic community leaders. 

     

    What type of recognition will I receive?


    As a DECA member, you will be taken seriously and get recognition and rewards including being eligible for over $200,000 worth of national DECA scholarships.  Many of America's leading corporations actively support DECA and their members through scholarships.

     

    Take control of your future today by becoming a DECA member! 

     

    DECA Members Gain 21st Century Skills

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    • 92% of 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

    Own a Business

    • More than 90% of DECA members say their experience empowered them to be an effective leader and connected school to the real world.
    • Nearly 80% of DECA members say DECA helped them recognize the benefit of community service.

     

    DECA Members are Prepared for the Future

    Future Plans

    • 68% of DECA members said their experience influenced their career plans.
    • 75% said that DECA influenced their interest in entrepreneurship. 
    • 61% said that DECA influenced their interests in owning a business. 

    College

    • 88% of DECA members say their experience prepared them academically for college and career influenced their college plans. 

What is DECA?

  • DECA was founded in 1946.  DECA has been represented as a student organization at Coon Rapids High School since 1965.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.  We are a a co-curricular student organization that serves 9th through 12th grade students at Coon Rapids High School.   DECA’s activities assist in the development of academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. 

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You Should Join Now!

  • DECA is one of the best student associations in the country.

    DECA gives students opportunities to achieve goals, build self-esteem, and develop leadership skills.

    The opportunity to participate in a variety of activities and travel.

    Meet new people and build networking opportunities.

    Learn new skills and gain confidence.

    Compete with and against other students from around the world.

    TO HAVE FUN!

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    General Membership Meetings: 

    EVERY WEDNESDAY

    @ 2:30 pm to 3:10 pm

    ROOM 142

    Make-up Meetings: 

    THURSDAY MORNINGS

    @ 7:15 am to 7:35 am

    ROOM 142

    Presentations

    Parent Meeting Presentation

    DECA Business & Marketing Presentation

    DECA Senior Internship Presentation

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