4-H 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:

  • 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.

In Knox County we have six teen volunteers, five adult volunteers, plus law enforecement.  We meet monthly with the teen traffic offenders. 

For more information about 4-H CARTEENS, visit


2021 Schedule

In 2021 we will be moving back to SATURDAY classes. All Classes will be at the Ramser 4-H Center, north of the Knox County fairgrounds (up the hill). The physical address is: 700 Perimeter Drive, Mt. Vernon, OH 43050. It is the only building with a green roof on the fairgrounds. Please drive up the hill if GPS tells you that you have arrived too soon! 

  • All Classes will have registration beginning at 8:30am with class promtly starting at 9am to 11 am 

February 6, 2021

March 13, 2021

April 10, 2021

May 15, 2021

June 12, 2021

July 10, 2021

August 14, 2021

September 11, 2021

October 2, 2021

November 13, 2021

December 11, 2021