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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.

2023 Lorain County Class Schedule

Both virtual and in-person classes are offered.  The class fee is $30.

Saturday Classes are held 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday classes are held 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Additional information, specific class dates, and designation of virtual or in-person are included in the online registration.  

Click on the red button below to be redirected to the online registration site for Lorain County.

Online Registration

Participants will receive a confirmation e-mail and an additional e-mail containing our required pre-survey.  Upon completion of the pre-survey, participants will receive the online class link.  

Ohio State University faculty and staff 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, needs assessments conducted by OSU Extension have repeatedly identified teen vehicular safety as a priority in Ohio.

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 several other states.

For more information about 4-H CARTEENS, visit