September 8, 2020
DECA DIRECT: NEXT LEVEL LEADERSHIP
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER MAGAZINE
Read the latest issue of the DECA Direct magazine. A new school year brings new chances to elevate your leadership to the next level. Discover fresh ideas to enhance your chapter and become a leader worth following in your school, community and beyond.

The Classroom Discussion Guide will be available on Thursday, September 10.
PROGRAM UPDATES
Stock Market Game Begins September 14

Register your students to compete in the Stock Market Game starting on September 14 to manage a virtual investment portfolio of stocks, bonds and mutual funds.
FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge

Download this year's FIDM Entrepreneur of Tomorrow Challenge guidelines. Participants will pitch a new clothing, beauty, home, food, health or entertainment idea.
DECA Scholarship Applications Open

The scholarship program portal is now open and accepting applications. Encourage your students to apply for their share of $200,000 in scholarships.
DECA NEWS
Taking Stock with Teens Survey

Share the "Taking Stock with Teens" survey with your students by September 17, and use DECA's lesson plan to teach your students about marketing research.
September Student Video Calls

Encourage your members to connect with DECA's emerging leaders across the globe by joining September's video calls hosted by the Executive Officers.
DECA's Back-to-School Bingo

DECA's Back-to-School Bingo is a perfect way to introduce DECA and its key programs and highlights to your students while digitally engaging them with a fun activity.
DECA AMPED at Virtual MBA Conclave
This year's DECA AMPED will be held as part of the MBA Conclave Virtual Curriculum & Teaching Conference on October 16-18. DECA advisors will register to attend directly with MBA Research.
HELPFUL RESOURCES
DECA Styles

Take your members' leadership to the next level with the DECA Leadership Styles Quiz and discover insights to help them grow.
Recruitment Toolkit

Use DECA's #NextLevel Membership Recruitment Toolkit to boost your chapter's in-person and online recruitment efforts this fall.
DECA Advisor Hub

An all-in-one place for you to access archived emails, important links and a variety of models and samples.
PARTNER NEWS
Country Meats Snack Sticks
Looking for a unique and delicious fundraising idea this school year? Try Country Meats snack sticks! Click below to order your free sample today.
Army ROTC
Develop supreme leadership and physical skills. Students could qualify for full-tuition scholarships. When students graduate and complete Army ROTC, they’ll commission as officers in the U.S. Army.
Full-Tuition Business Scholarship Programs
Students can unlock their potential with a 4-year, full-tuition scholarship and premier academic programming from the
top-ranked business school at the University of St. Thomas. Encourage them to apply for the Schulze Innovation Scholarship or the GHR Fellows Program by January 8, 2021.
Build Community as a Career
Your students can make a difference every day in this people-centric, team-oriented career. When they start a career in residential property management, they'll learn on the job and earn benefits such as a competitive salary, rent discounts and health insurance.