What is FIT?
FIT is a comprehensive community assessment conducted by unannounced visitors in a host community positioned to lead development based on the program results. FIT involves developing community leadership, assessing the host community, sharing the results in a community forum open to all, and providing suggestions to drive community action. Overall, FIT helps communities learn about their strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of first-time visitors:
The Results of FIT Can:
-Spawn local leadership
-Strengthen community Vitality
-Form the basis for future development
What Our Community Will Learn?
We will learn about our assets and opportunities from first-time visitors. It will strengthen existing leaders and residents by providing them an opportunity to organize on the basis of valuable feedback about the community. There will be a development list of action items for community improvement and then the items will be integrated into the community. Actions on community improvements and strengthening the image will take place. We will also improve community well-being and quality of life for residents and visitors.