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Week 6 Session
DEI: Environmental Injustices in Vulnerable Communities

Week 6 Curriculum

Welcome to Week 6 of the CoT Program. This page contains the program curriculum for the Week 6 session.

Objectives: The objectives of this session are to:

  • Understand and explore DEI systemic environmental injustices with vulnerable communities.

  • Explore different perspectives that influence how tough decisions are made with global climate change, transportation, and energy matters that affect vulnerable communities.

  • Provide a high-level overview of the CoT Final Project Competition.


Week 6 Resources

Week 6 Facilitator Handbook Excerpt: Here


DEI Scenario Roleplaying Worksheet for Teens:


Center of Transformation

Introduction Video

Learning Video

Learning Video

No learning video this week. See the Intro video. 

DEI: Environmental Injustices for Vulnerable Communities

Scenario Roleplaying Activity

Exercise or Activity



1. Session Debrief Questions:

  • In reality, who would have the power to make the final decision?

  • How did the decision impact the vulnerable community?

  • If you were a local resident, did you feel your voice was heard?

  • Is there a single right answer or solution?

  • How did your initial perspective shift or change based on other factors or concerns raised?

  • Leaders often make tough decisions. What made this decision tough for you?

2.  Facilitator:

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