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Middle School OutreachFive Great Ideas
W H Y OU TR EAC H TO MID D LE SC H OOLS?• INCREASE AWARENESS OF DECA AM ONG M IDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS• CREATE BRAND FAM ILIA...
FIVE GREAT IDEAS FOR MIDDLESCHOOL OUTREACH• SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLY• VISIT DURING LUNCH• ATTEND THEIR PROMOTION CEREMONY• SPE...
ID EA #1: SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLYSTEP #1: APPROACH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR TO SEE IFSPEAKING AT AN ASSEMBLY IS ALLOWE...
ID EA #1: SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLY C ON T.STEP #4: ATTEND THE EVENT FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLY IN FULL PROFESSIONALDRESS AND REMEMB...
IDEA #2: VISIT DURING LUNCHSTEP #1: APPROACH A MIDDLE SCHOOLADMINISTRATOR TO SCHEDULE A TIME TOVISIT DURING LUNCH. MAKE SU...
ID EA #2: VISIT D U R IN G LU N C H C ON T.STEP #3: PRACTICE A SHORT PITCH ABOUT DECA AND YOUR CHAPTERSPECIFICALLY W ITH Y...
ID EA #3: ATTEN D TH EIR PR OMOTION C ER EMON YSTEP #1: MEET W ITH YOUR ADVISOR AND CHAPTER OFFICER TEAM TODISCUSS W HO W ...
ID EA #3: ATTEN D TH EIR PR OMOTION C ER EMON YC ON T.STEP #4: ARRIVE 30-45 MINUTES BEFORE THE CEREMONY STARTSTO PROVIDE T...
SAMPLE PITC H SC R IPT FORPR OMOTION AL C ER EMON YINTRODUCTION: HELLO, MY NAME IS {INSERT NAME}, AND I AM A DECA MEMBER A...
ID EA #4: ATTEN D A H IGH SC H OOLIN FOR MATION EVEN TSTEP #1: DETERMINE THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF YOUR MIDDLESCHOOL...
IDEA #4: ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOLINFORMATION EVENT CONT.STEP #4: EXECUTE! ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO THE EVENT INFULL PROFESSI...
IDEA #5: CREATE A VIDEO FOR A MIDDLESC H OOL D AILY BU LLETINNOTE: THIS IDEA WILL ONLY WORK AT SCHOOLS WHO HAVE A DAILY OR...
ID EA #5: C R EATE A VID EO FOR A MID D LESC H OOL D AILY BU LLETIN C ON T.STEP #3: FILM THE ANNOUNCEMENT. FOR THE MOST IM...
A FEW LAST TIPS• MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABIDING BY ALL OF YOUR SCHOOLS POLICIES• TAKE NOTE OF WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDNT FOR NE...
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California DECA Middle School Outreach

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As the end of the school year approaches, California DECA encourages chapters to connect with middle schools and promote DECA opportunities.

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California DECA State Officer Team 63
(2013)

Published in: Education
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California DECA Middle School Outreach

  1. 1. Middle School OutreachFive Great Ideas
  2. 2. W H Y OU TR EAC H TO MID D LE SC H OOLS?• INCREASE AWARENESS OF DECA AM ONG M IDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS• CREATE BRAND FAM ILIARITY, SO WHEN STUDENTS ENTER HIGHSCHOOL, THEY RECOGNIZE DECA• RECEIVE CREDIT FOR YOUR PROM OTIONAL/ADVOCACY CHAPTERCAM PAIGNS• THIS CAM PAIGN WILL HELP INCREASE M EMBERSHIP, WHICH WILLHELP WITH YOUR M EMBERSHIP CHAPTER CAM PAIGN
  3. 3. FIVE GREAT IDEAS FOR MIDDLESCHOOL OUTREACH• SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLY• VISIT DURING LUNCH• ATTEND THEIR PROMOTION CEREMONY• SPEAK AT A HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATIONEVENT• CREATE A VIDEO FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL DAILYBULLETIN
  4. 4. ID EA #1: SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLYSTEP #1: APPROACH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR TO SEE IFSPEAKING AT AN ASSEMBLY IS ALLOWED. IF SO, SCHEDULE A DATE, TIME ANDLOCATION OF THE ASSEMBLY.STEP #2: INFORM YOUR ADVISOR AND CHAPTER OFFICERS ABOUT THEEVENT, AND SELECT A FEW REPRESENTATIVES TO SPEAK.STEP #3: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REVIEWED THE PRESENTATION SEVERALTIMES WITH YOUR ADVISOR SO THAT YOU CAN PRESENT WITH CONFIDENCEAND ENTHUSIASM AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.
  5. 5. ID EA #1: SPEAK AT AN ASSEMBLY C ON T.STEP #4: ATTEND THE EVENT FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLY IN FULL PROFESSIONALDRESS AND REMEMBER TO BRING FLYERS/HANDOUTS TO DISTRIBUTE TO THEAUDIENCE.STEP #5: THANK THE AUDIENCE AND BRING A SIGNUP SHEET TO PASS AROUNDAFTER THE PRESENTATION.STEP #6: WRITE A THANK-YOU NOTE TO THE ADMINISTRATORS AND FOLLOW UPWITH ANYONE THAT WAS INTERESTED!
  6. 6. IDEA #2: VISIT DURING LUNCHSTEP #1: APPROACH A MIDDLE SCHOOLADMINISTRATOR TO SCHEDULE A TIME TOVISIT DURING LUNCH. MAKE SURE YOUFOLLOW ANY DISTRICT FIELD TRIP/VISITORPROCEDURES AND INFORM YOUR ADVISORAND SCHOOL.STEP #2: INFORM YOUR CHAPTER ADVISORAND OFFICER TEAM ABOUT THE VISIT, ANDSELECT A FEW REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND.
  7. 7. ID EA #2: VISIT D U R IN G LU N C H C ON T.STEP #3: PRACTICE A SHORT PITCH ABOUT DECA AND YOUR CHAPTERSPECIFICALLY W ITH YOUR ADVISOR AND HAVE YOUR FELLOWMEMBERS ASK POSSIBLE QUESTIONS.STEP #4: ATTEND IN FULL PROFESSIONAL DRESS, W ITH FLYERS ANDHANDOUTS IN HAND.STEP #5: REMEMBER TO BE CONFIDENT AND ENTHUSIASTIC!STEP #6: W RITE A THANK -YOU NOTE TO THE ADMINISTRATOR W HOALLOWED YOU TO COME, AND FOLLOW UP W ITH ANY STUDENT THATSEEMED INTERESTED
  8. 8. ID EA #3: ATTEN D TH EIR PR OMOTION C ER EMON YSTEP #1: MEET W ITH YOUR ADVISOR AND CHAPTER OFFICER TEAM TODISCUSS W HO W ILL REPRESENT YOUR CHAPTER AT THIS EVENT.STEP #2: SINCE THIS IDEA IS GEARED TOWARDS GETTING PARENTSINTERESTED IN DECA, YOUR PITCH SHOULD BE MORE FORMAL ANDINFORMATIVE. (SAMPLE PITCH PROVIDED) PRACTICE THIS PITCHSEVERAL TIMES IN FRONT OF YOUR ADVISOR.STEP #3: MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN FULL PROFESSIONAL DRESS!
  9. 9. ID EA #3: ATTEN D TH EIR PR OMOTION C ER EMON YC ON T.STEP #4: ARRIVE 30-45 MINUTES BEFORE THE CEREMONY STARTSTO PROVIDE TIME FOR NETWORKING. DONT FORGET TO BRINGFLYERS/HANDOUTS AND A SIGN-UP SHEET!STEP #5: REMEMBER TO BE CONFIDENT AND ENTHUSIASTIC. SINCEYOU ARE A GUEST AT THIS EVENT, IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMAINPOLITE AND STOP NETWORKING WHEN THE CEREMONY BEGINS.STEP #6: FOLLOW-UP WITH ANY PARENTS THAT SIGNED UP ORSEEMED INTERESTED. A SAMPLE EMAIL CAN BE SEEN IN THE NEXTSLIDES!
  10. 10. SAMPLE PITC H SC R IPT FORPR OMOTION AL C ER EMON YINTRODUCTION: HELLO, MY NAME IS {INSERT NAME}, AND I AM A DECA MEMBER AT {NAME OFSCHOOL}. DECA IS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION WITH OVER 185,000 MEMBERS IN SEVENDIFFERENT COUNTRIES! DECA PREPARES EMERGING LEADERS AND ENTREPRE NEURS IN MARKETING,HOSPITALITY, FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ACROSS THE GLOBE.BODY: DECA PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO• MAKE NEW FRIENDS• MEET INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS• NETWORK AROUND THE WORLD• TRAVEL ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO COMPETE IN CASE STUDIES AND PRESENT WRITTEN PROJECTS• GAIN VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE THAT WILL PREPARE FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESSDECA STUDENTS ARE ACADEMICALLY PREPARED AND LEARN TO DEVELOP A S TRONG WORK ETHIC.• 86% OF DECA STUDENTS REPORT AND A OR B AVERAGE IN THEIR CLASSESDECA IMPROVES PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS, BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE AND DEV ELOPS INDUSTRYCONNECTIONSSHARE YOUR PERSONAL STORY OR RECENT CHAPTER ACCOMPLISHMENTSCONCLUSION: HERE’S A DECA FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION! WOULD YOUR CHILD BE INTERESTEDIN SIGNING UP FOR {CHAPTER NAME} DECA?
  11. 11. ID EA #4: ATTEN D A H IGH SC H OOLIN FOR MATION EVEN TSTEP #1: DETERMINE THE DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION OF YOUR MIDDLESCHOOLS NEX T HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHT.STEP #2: CONNECT W ITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION TOOBTAIN PERMISSION TO ATTEND.STEP #3: DETERMINE W HO W ILL BE SPEAKING AT THE EVENT. HAVE THISPERSON PRACTICE SPEAKING AS W ELL AS ANSW ERING POTENTIALQUESTIONS.
  12. 12. IDEA #4: ATTEND A HIGH SCHOOLINFORMATION EVENT CONT.STEP #4: EXECUTE! ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY TO THE EVENT INFULL PROFESSIONAL DRESS! TALK WITH CONFIDENCE ANDEXPLAIN HOW STUDENTS AND PARENTS CAN GET MOREINFORMATION! ALSO, BRING A "SIGN UP FOR MORE INFO SHEET”.STEP #5: FOLLOW UP WITH ANYONE WHO HAS REQUESTEDMORE INFORMATION AND WRITE A THANK YOU NOTE TO MIDDLESCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO THANK THEM FOR ALLOWING YOUTO SPEAK.
  13. 13. IDEA #5: CREATE A VIDEO FOR A MIDDLESC H OOL D AILY BU LLETINNOTE: THIS IDEA WILL ONLY WORK AT SCHOOLS WHO HAVE A DAILY ORWEEKLY BULLETIN THAT IS PRESENTED TO STUDENTS VIA VIDEO. IF YOURMIDDLE SCHOOL DOES NOT, YOU CAN FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO ADVERTISEIN YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS PAPER BULLETIN.STEP #1: APPROACH YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS ADMINISTRATION AND MEDIAPRODUCTION CLASS AND INQUIRE IF YOU CAN PLAY A SHORT VIDEOCOMMERCIAL DURING THEIR WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS.STEP #2: DETERMINE THE CONTENT OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. IT SHOULDEXPLAIN WHY STUDENTS SHOULD JOIN DECA AND EXPLAIN HOW STUDENTSCAN OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION.
  14. 14. ID EA #5: C R EATE A VID EO FOR A MID D LESC H OOL D AILY BU LLETIN C ON T.STEP #3: FILM THE ANNOUNCEMENT. FOR THE MOST IMPACT, FILM W HILEYOU ARE IN PROFESSIONAL DRESS .STEP #4: SUBMIT THE VIDEO TO THE MEDIA CLASS BEFORE THEDEADLINE.STEP #5: FOLLOW UP W ITH ANYONE W HO HAS REQUESTED MOREINFORMATION AND W RITE A THANK YOU NOTE TO MIDDLE SCHOOLADMINISTRATORS AND THE MEDIA CLASS TO THANK THEM FOR ALLOWINGYOU TO AIR YOUR ADVERTISEMENT.
  15. 15. A FEW LAST TIPS• MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABIDING BY ALL OF YOUR SCHOOLS POLICIES• TAKE NOTE OF WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDNT FOR NEXT YEARS CHAPTEROFFICERS• INFORM THE REST OF CALIFORNIA DECA ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS BYPUBLICIZING YOUR EFFORTS ON TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM. TAGUS @CALIFORNIADECA OR #CADECA• THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE COUNTLESS WAYS TO REACH OUT TO YOURLOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL(S). WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAILOR YOUR PLAN FORMIDDLE SCHOOL OUTREACH TO YOUR LOCAL MIDDLE SCHOOL’S PROGRAMS!

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