The New York Association of DECA, Inc. is a non-profit educational association and is affiliated with National DECA. New York DECA is chartered by the New York State Education Department as a co-curricular activity. New York DECA is a student organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students interested in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. The goals of DECA, commonly known as the 4 points of the DECA Diamond, are to promote leadership development, civic consciousness, social intelligence and vocational understanding.
Everyone is part of a family and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers and communities by addressing important personal, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a national organization for all high school students participating in business. The purpose of the organization is to provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for middle and secondary school students in business develop vocational and career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibility. Because of the tremendous benefits, which FBLA provides students, the New York State Education Department endorses FBLA as a co-curricular and integral part of our business education program. All schools should attempt to develop an ongoing FBLA program as part of their education program.
Founded in 1928, as the Future Farmers of America, FFA brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation’s view of “traditional” agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture.
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.
The New York Association of SkillsUSA is a Career Technical Student Organization serving students in High School and College Post-Secondary. It is affiliated nationally with SkillsUSA . SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
The Technology Student Association (TSA) is a national, non-profit organization of middle and high school students who are engaged in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Since TSA was chartered in 1978, almost 4,000,000 student members have participated through challenging competitions, leadership opportunities, and community service. The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs.