Student Organizations

Depending on what you're interested in, there are many ways to get involved in organizations at the state level. It's a great way to get life experience to set you apart from the pack as you apply for jobs. Each of these organizations promote leadership, teamwork and citizenship through hands-on application of classroom learning.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe

Educators Rising South Dakota provides high school students with authentic opportunities to experience teaching, sustain their interest in the profession and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful teachers.

Future Business Leaders of America brings business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America provides personal growth, leadership development, and career preparation opportunities for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

HOSA enhances the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping students meet the needs of the health care community.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA's helps its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.