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, pre-registration is required. A parent must attend with the teen participant. Carteens meetings are held at Miami County Dispatch Office 210 Marybill Dr. Troy, OH 45373.
Pre-register online for the program date you wish to attend. The fee is $35, payable at the time of pre-registration. For questions please call 937-440-3945. Click the tab below for pre-register online.
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.
- Miami County Juvenile Court
- Ohio State Highway Patrol – Piqua Post
- Miami County 4-H Youth Development