Fit to Navigate: A Collaborative Effort for Impact

Uncategorized Sep 29, 2023

Fit to Navigate is grateful for the support of Dr. Allison Ricket, a Professor and Executive in Residence at Ohio University and an expert in SROI and impact measurement. Dr. Ricket worked FTN team to measure the program's impact on its members and the community. She quantified the program's impact based on many aspects of the program, including:

  • Cost savings: Fit to Navigate participants see an average cost saving of $3,646 for themselves and their families and access to an invaluable support system.
  • Reduced recidivism rates: Fit to Navigate saves taxpayers millions of dollars each year by reducing recidivism rates.
  • Job creation: Fit to Navigate creates jobs and stimulates the local economy.
  • Improved quality of life: Fit to Navigate participants report significant improvements in their physical and emotional well-being, self-confidence, and resilience.

In addition to quantifying the program's impact, Dr. Ricket also enlisted the support of Anthony Acheampong and the Scripps students at Ohio University to create an amazing impact video that highlights the transformative power of Fit to Navigate.

The video begins with a powerful statement: "Step into a world where fitness transforms and empowers!" It then introduces the viewer to Fit to Navigate, a program that breaks down barriers and opens new horizons toward societal reintegration for women in the criminal justice system.

The video goes on to highlight the key elements of the Fit to Navigate program, including:

  • Physical training: Fit to Navigate participants receive comprehensive physical training that helps them to improve their fitness, health, and overall well-being.
  • Emotional well-being: The program provides participants with support and resources to promote emotional well-being and resilience.
  • Skill development: Fit to Navigate participants learn new skills to help them succeed in employment and other areas of their lives.
  • Access to national wellness accreditation: Fit to Navigate participants have the opportunity to earn national wellness accreditation, which can further enhance their employment prospects.

The video also highlights the transformative impact that Fit to Navigate is having on the lives of its participants. For example, the video features one participant who shared that she has significantly reduced recidivism risk since joining Fit to Navigate. Another participant shared that the program has helped her develop a sense of self-confidence and resilience that she never knew she had.

The Fit to Navigate impact video is a powerful and moving testament to the transformative power of social enterprise. It is a story of hope, resilience, and empowerment. It is a story of how one organization changes women's lives in communities impacted by the criminal justice system, one cohort at a time.

The Fit to Navigate team is grateful to Dr. Ricket and Ohio University for their support in measuring and communicating the program's impact. FTN plans to continue using data impact videos like this to share their story and inspire others to join them in creating a brighter future for women in communities impacted by the criminal justice system.

How You Can Help

If you are looking for a way to support Fit to Navigate, there are many ways to get involved. You can make a purchase that supports FTN's mission. Share and listen to the FTN podcast that supports the mission. Please share our website with organizations seeking trauma-informed, wellbeing-focused programming. 

Together, we can create a world where all have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


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