CARTEENS is CANCELLED for March and May due to the COVID-19 virus

Important notice: Due to COVID-19 we will be limiting the number of youth allowed to attend each class in order to properly practice social distancing. To prevent a large number of youth coming and possibly not getting into the class, we are going to have an online registration for both the July 21 and July 27 classes. Registration will begin July 6 and will close as soon as the class is full. You will receive an email if you are in the class. Questions? Contact Amanda Forquer, forquer.13@osu.edu or 419.947.1070.

Registration for July 21 or July 27 4-H CARTEENS: Link will be here beginning July 6.

The COVID-19 situation is a constantly evolving situation so please check this site before attending the class to ensure that it is not cancelled. 


4-H CARTEENS is a traffic safety program for juvenile traffic offenders. It is conducted by OSU Extension, 4-H teen leaders, and the Ohio Highway Partrol. 4-H CARTEENS goals include:

  • reducing the number of repeat juvenile traffic offenders,
  • decreasing the number of teen traffic offenders, and
  • increasing teen awareness of traffic/vehicular safety.

4-H CARTEENS Background
Ohio State University faculty and staff located in county Extension offices recruit and engage adult volunteers and teen leaders who provide leadership to educational programs for youth in local communities. Over the years, county needs assessments conducted by OSU Extension have repeatedly identified teen vehicular safety as a priority need in Ohio’s communities.

The 4-H CARTEENS vehicular safety initiative was developed in response to this need. The original CARTEENS Program began in Brown County, Ohio in 1987. The local 4-H educator, volunteer teen leaders, the juvenile probate court, and the Ohio Highway Patrol all collaborated to develop the program. Since 1987, the 4-H CARTEENS program has expanded throughout Ohio and to several other states across the nation.

For more information about 4-H CARTEENS, visit www.ohio4h.org/4-h-youth/teens/carteens.