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CARTEENS is a traffic safety program conducted by 4-H teen leaders and their program partners for juvenile traffic offenders. 4-H CARTEENS goals include:

   · Reduce the number of repeat juvenile traffic offenders.

   · Decrease the number of teen traffic offenders.

   · Increase 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.

CARTEENS in Ottawa County 


2024 Ottawa County Carteens Class Dates

If you were mandated to attend, please contact the court to determine which date you are assigned to attend. If you can no longer attend class, contact the court immediately. All classes begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude by 8:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, January 31 
  • Wednesday, February 28 
  • Wednesday, April 24
  • Wednesday, June 26
  • Wednesday, August 28
  • Wednesday, October 30

In the case of a weather-related cancelation, please check our Facebook page for updates.      

Questions? Please Contact Amy Michaels, 4-H Program Assistant at michaels.97@osu.edu, or 419-898-3631. 

For more information about 4-H CARTEENS, visit www.ohio4h.org/families/just-teens/carteen.