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.

For more information about the Ohio 4-H CARTEENS program, visit: http://www.ohio4h.org/families/just-teens/carteens.

Miami County 4-H CARTEENS

The Miami County 4-H CARTEENS Program is held 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Sessions are conducted in the O.S.U. Extension meeting room on the ground floor of the Miami County Courthouse located at 215 W. Main St., Troy, OH.  A parent must attend with the teen participant.

Pre-register at the O.S.U. Extension Office prior to the program you will be attending.  The Extension Office is open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The fee is $30, payable at the time of pre-registration.  For questions, or to pre-register by phone, please call 937-440-3945. 

Session cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WHIO-TV.  Scheduled participants will be contacted the following week to reschedule for the next available program.

NOTE: If you do not feel safe driving due to weather conditions, please do not attend.  Simply call to reschedule.

Cooperating Organizations

  • Miami County Juvenile Court
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol – Piqua Post
  • Miami County 4-H Youth Development