PTG International Youth College (Ungdomshøjskolen PTG) is a private and independent boarding school where young people (18-30 years old) from different walks of life and nationalities can study, work and live together. It is based at an international campus in the country side in western Denmark.
Some of the students at the schools come from troubled backgrounds and need social support to build a meaningful and successful future. The school functions as a social community where everybody contributes with their strengths and positive efforts, and receives support in areas where they are lacking. The school has a strong “learning by doing” tradition, and also focuses on teaching skills. Thus, students and teachers run the school together, i.e. cooking, cleaning, maintenance work, gardening, shopping, planning programmes etc.
The school promotes social responsibility and works actively to increase cultural awareness, inclusion and tolerance through cultural actions in the local community, as well as on study trips. The programme also entails “Planet Protection activities” such as planting trees, garden farming, learning about nature and carrying out nature restoration projects.