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Click HERE to register for the 2024 4-H CARTEENS class.

Location: Ag Credit Building, 2nd floor conference room, 5362 US HWY 42, Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 (enter through 2nd floor entrance behind the building)

Time: Door opens at 6:20 p.m. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 for Morrow County Residents, $25 for residents of other counties

2024 Class Dates (download schedule here)
Tuesday, January 23
Tuesday, March 26 - RESCHEDULED to April 22
Tuesday, May 28
Tuesday, July 23
Tuesday, September, 24
Tuesday, November 26

Questions? Contact Amanda Staley, or 419.947.1070.

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