About Us

Oxygen is a well established youth work charity in Kingston upon Thames set up by local young people and supported by local churches.
 
Oxygen’s tagline is ‘believing in young people’. All of Oxygen’s work seeks to empower young people to develop to their full mental, physical, emotional and spiritual capacities and enable them to realise their potential. 
Oxygen undertakes a range of youth work initiatives in Kingston upon Thames and surrounding areas. We engage young people of all faiths in our projects which include open youth work sessions such as after school clubs and youth clubs as well as more targeted interventions around specific issues including Knife Crime, Employment and Education, Leadership Skills and Mentoring. Oxygen also manages delivery of Kingston Street Pastors whose mission is to care, listen and help people in Kingston’s night time economy (this includes regular engagement with the homeless). 
Find out more about our team!
Our History
Oxygen was launched in 2001 by young people from a group of local churches who wanted to see the church get more involved in responding to the needs of young people and getting alongside them in their daily lives. Oxygen was developed in close partnership with experienced youth workers (both church based and statutory) and community leaders.