Oxygen has been involved in youth work on the Kingsnympton estate for over 10 years. We are delighted to announce that we will be taking on the delivery of youth work in the Youth Centre in partnership with YMCA London South West who have been commissioned by Achieving For Children to manage Kingsnympton Youth centre, Dickerage Adventure Playground and Hampton Youth Centre.
Oxygen works in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kingston and Achieving for Children, utilising the youth centre on the estate and linking with other statory and voluntary agencies to ensure the best outcomes for residents. “The Oxygen staff have been absolutely amazing. They have been so considerate and supportive and have been there when we needed them.” Grateful parent
Monday club is an after school club run in partnership with St John the Baptist in Kingston vale, we run it for kids that attend the local primary school years 4-6. We run a range of different activities such as: cooking, slime making, sporty activities and craft. Each week we have a discussion with the young people about some of the many things that affect them such as social media, friendship and much more. At the start of the 2017 academic year we have seen a steady growth of up to 13 y.p. per session.
Oxygen currently deliver a Wednesday youth club session at Archway church hall on the Cambridge Road Estate for 11-16 year olds. The session operates in the after school slot from 4pm-6pm. Club activities include sports and games, cooking activities, movie nights and arts and crafts.
Youth workers have taken young people from the estate on trips including go-karting, trampolining and climbing and have run the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards scheme at the club.
Oxygen’s Room 1 project has been operating at Coombe Boys School since 2008. The aim of Room 1 is to give all young people a safe place after school where they can: study, relax and play. Room 1 is targeted at young people who are eligible for free school meals. We have two fantastic volunteers, Sue and Jan who make such a difference to the project. Troy and Eileen lead RM1 for Oxygen.
“RM1 really makes a difference to the lives of the lads who need a little more support and motivation to achieve their potential.”
Mr. Rogers , Coombe Boys’s
“Room 1 means a lot to me. It’s an escape for me. A place I won't be judged, where my opinions won't be judged. It’s a place where I have people to talk to. If I have any problems I can go and speak to one of the leaders and that makes me feel amazing that I have somewhere I can go just to get help with my problems. ” young person