Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) is a youth led not-for-profit organisation in the Derwent Valley Local Government Area that exists to empower young people to become respected and engaged members of the Derwent Valley community.
D’FAT was formed in 2002 and membership is open to young people (12 – 25 years) in the Derwent Valley Local Government Area (Granton – Maydena).
D’FAT aims to:
Advise organisations and individuals on youth issues and concerns
Develop activities and projects for young people
The objectives of D’FAT are:
To increase awareness of and address youth issues and concerns
To provide opportunities for community involvement
To facilitate and promote consultation between young people and community groups and all levels of government
To represent the views of young people
To develop young leaders
To promote a positive image of young people
To support and co-ordinate activities and projects for young people
D’FAT meets fortnightly on Thursday 7.00 PM at The Salvation Army, Derwent Valley Corps, 79 Hamilton Road New Norfolk.