The DoRight Leadership Corps (DLC) curriculum was developed by Scott Beall as the culmination of over 12 years of teaching and curriculum development for K-12 schools in systems thinking, sustainability education, and community based learning. DLC was first implemented in 2005 in the Brewster Central Schools, Brewster, New York. By spring of 2008 DoRight consultants (grades 7-9) had audited over 50 businesses, written dozens of letters to government officials, conducted fundraisers, presented at corporate conferences and conducted awareness raising concerts and events.
Featured Accomplishments of the Brewster, New York DLC Chapter
Audits: Recent featured DLC accomplishments include an audit of the Queens Botanical Gardens (a LEED certified platinum building), a recent invitation from the sustainability commission of the town of Fishkill, New York to audit their entire town energy policy, and a plan to audit the Croton Harmon High School, a neighboring school in New York State.
Presentations: In 2006-2008, youth members (age 13-15) from the Brewster chapter of the DLC have presented at the following conferences and events:
- The National Council for Science and the Environment
- The Society for Organizational Learning (SOL) Forum
- The Society for Organizational Learning Sustainabilty Consoritum Members Meeting
- The Sustainable Hudson Valley
- Hudson Valley Green Fair
- The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) EXPO, 07 and 08
- CELF Summer Institute for Sustainaiblity Education, 2007
- Garrison Green Fair
- The Step It Up capaign New York City rally
- The College of New Rochelle Graduate School of Education
- Croton Harmon High School, Croton-On-Hudson, New York
- Natrona County Schools and University of Wyoming, Casper Wyoming
In 2007, a teacher led action research pre and post survey showed impressive increases in student attitudes of empowerment and confidence. For example, the data showed a 71% increase in students who believed that, “It is extremely important for me to contribute to solving large problems that face society.” Click here to see complete research data.