Akwe:go is Council Fire's Youth & Youth Wellness Program. Akwe:go in Haudenosaunee means “All my Relations”. Akwe:go provides urban Indigenous children between the ages of seven and 12 with culturally appropriate support, in either one-on-one or group settings, and provides the tools and environment to build and foster their inherent ability to make healthy choices.
Akwe:go is divided into five program and service areas below.
Social Supports: provides a safe and supportive environment with access to circles, mentoring and counselling.
Children in Care: provides children and their adoptive/foster parents with outreach and access to cultural teachings, activities, and services.
Health and Physical Development: teaches children the value of healthy eating habits and participating in regular exercise. Access to meals are provided through the lunch and dinner program following the Student Nutrition Program Guidelines.
Educational Support: provides tutoring and educational supports to help children stay in school and achieve their academic goals.
The First Fire Dance Program: offers technical dance training to youth between the ages of seven and 18. This popular program consists of four different professional dance instructions: contemporary, break dancing, hip hop and traditional hoop dancing.