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 4-H CARTEENS, visit the state site at www.ohio4h.org/4-h-youth/teens/carteens or call the Traffic Clerk at the Portage County Juvenile Court at 330-297-0881 to register.

Registration is required, no one will be accepted if not previously registered.

Also, no late attendance will be accepted. Anyone who shows up AFTER 6pm will be turned away.

Each program will be at our office; 705 Oakwood Street, Ravenna, OH 44266 - Senior Center.


January 30th - 6-8pm

February 27th - 6-8pm

March 27th - 6-8pm

April 24th - 6-8pm

May 29th - 6-8pm

June 26th - 6-8pm

July 31st - 6-8pm

August 28th - 6-8pm

September 25th - 6-8pm

October 30th - 6-8pm

November 6th - 6-8pm

December 4th 6-8pm


Press Release in Akron Legal: http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/20795

Press Release in Record Courier: http://www.record-courier.com/news/20180917/carteens-program-in-juvenile...