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


Carteens 2024 Schedule

Saturday January 27, 2024 

Saturday February 17, 2024

Saturday March 16, 2024

Saturday April 27, 2024

Saturday May 18, 2024

Saturday June 8, 2024

Saturday August 10, 2024

Saturday September 21, 2024

Saturday October 12, 2024

Saturday November 23, 2024

Saturday December 14, 2024

All classes will have registration beginning at 8:45am with class promptly starting at 9am and lasting until 12pm.

Location: Ramser 4-H Activity Center, 700 Perimeter Dr. Mount Vernon, OH  43050.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh Stimpert at stimpert.16@osu.edu.