DECA is non-profit career-tech organization for high school students who are enrolled in marketing, business, and business related courses. It is a curriculum based, leadership focused organization which offers students a chance to develop their business, entrepreneurial, and management skills as well as develop social and team building capabilities. There are over 700 DECA members in New Hampshire, in chapters located in 20 different high schools and career-tech centers. Throughout the United States and Canada there are more than 201,000 members, and new chapters are opening in Germany, England, and Mexico. DECA also sponsors a program called Collegiate DECA for college students. With a history going back to 1946, DECA has had a major impact on millions of students throughout the years.