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.
Delaware County Carteens Programs are typically held at the Board of Elections Building - 2079 US Hwy 23 N. Delaware, OH 43015. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the program is 9:00 - 11:00 AM. A parent/guardian must attend with the teen driver. Fee is $20 - cash only.
At this time, we are conducting all programs online through August. The programs are held live through Zoom from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. A parent/guardian is still to be sitting with you during the program.
March 21 - CANCELLED
April 18 - Online meeting - Register by April 15th
May 9 - Online meeting - Register by 1:00 PM, Friday, May 8th
June 6 - Online meeting - Registration by 1:00 PM, Friday, June 5th at CARTEENS Registration
July 11 - Online meeting - Registration by 1:00 PM, Friday July 10th at CARTEENS Registration
August 8 - Online Meeting - Registration by 1 PM, Friday August 8th at CARTEENS Registration
October (no program due to unavailability of Board of Elections meeting room)
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 www.ohio4h.org/4-h-youth/teens/carteens.