4-H CARTEENS is a traffic safety program designed for qualifying juvenile traffic offenders. The goal of the program is to reduce both the number of repeat juvenile offenders and youth traffic accidents/deaths in Shelby County.  The 'CAR' in CARTEENS stands for 'caution and responsibility' while 'TEENS' refers to the teenagers involved with the program.  4-H CARTEENS is sponsored by the Ohio State University Shelby County Extension Office, in cooperation with the Shelby County Juvenile Court, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Sidney Police Department.

Held on the first Saturday of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office

Youth MUST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE of the class and a parent must attend and complete the program with the youth. 

To Register: Email first and last name, street address and phone number to gaerke.13@osu.edu at least 5 days before the class.

Cost: $25.00 (Cash or check)

To Pay: Mail $25 to Shelby Co. Extension, 810 Fair Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 before class day

Cash or check payable to Shelby County Extension. In the case of cancellation as a result of inclement weather, participants will be notified by phone.

ZOOM LINKS for Virtual Programs

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 CARTEENS program will be taught virtually via Zoom. Zoom can be downloaded to any mobile phone through the Apple App or Google Play Store or accessed via any browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Students will need a stable mobile data plan or internet connection AND microphone and camera capabilities on their device. Students and their parents WILL be asked to turn cameras and microphones on and engage throughout the program. Please be prepared to do so. 

Upon sending an email to register (gaerke.13@osu.edu), participants will be sent meeting details and a password to access the meeting. The password will be needed to join the Zoom meeting.

June 6, 2020

Once participants have engaged in the class at the scheduled date and time and their payment of $25.00 has been received, they will be mailed a certificate of completion to give to the court.

Questions? Contact Judie at gaerke.13@osu.edu.