As the 2010-2011 Atlanta American Marketing Association President, I have the privilege of working with a variety of organizations that support the cause of marketing. These activities include pro bono efforts, corporate marketing outreach, collegiate development and now high school level marketing education through DECA. AMA Atlanta is the state certifying partner for Georgia DECA Marketing curricula and programs.
Earlier in 2010 AMA Atlanta launched its first scholarship program for high school students that aspire to be future marketers. The student recipients were chosen from the talented pool of Georgia DECA participants that focus on marketing, management and entrepreneurship.
This September, key AMA Atlanta Members were treated to a visit with DECA students from several neighboring schools. These students demonstrated their mission, their projects, and their presentation approach. Oh, and their spiffy blazers.
We weren’t kidding when we said they were more polished and focused than some professional colleagues we have. If you are interested in supporting the activities of DECA, helping to prepare this year’s group for their jury prep, or being a part of AMA’s DECA activities email Brandon Pelissero, our AMA Industry Certification Chair, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OK. Now who’s ready for the George Benson or Whitney Houston rendition of “I Believe The Children Are Our Future”?