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Important notice: Due to COVID-19, OSU has limited 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 having an online registration. Questions? Contact Amanda Staley, or 419.947.1070.

Click HERE to register.

2021 4-H CARTEENS Schedule

2022 4-H CARTEENS Schedule

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