DECA is an organization that creates emerging leaders in colleges and high schools around the world. These students compete against each other and gain real world experience in a subject they are interested in, such as marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and management. They can compete in either role plays or paper projects. Members from all 50 states are able to compete and move on to internationals where they will face students from other countries. DECA allows students to develop skills they are able to utilize later in life and challenges students to become more effective leaders.