The Neutral Zone is pleased to host the 36th annual Potential Art Exhibit in 2018; a juried exhibition that showcases the work of Washtenaw County high school artists. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 21st from… Read More
Our summer programs offer a week-long opportunity to dive into the most popular NZ programs we have to offer. They begin the week of June 25, and go through August 18. Click on the “+” sign below for… Read More
From 6-8pm on Thursday, April 12th, the highest scoring teens from the four high school preliminary bouts will grace the Neutral Zone stage to perform their poems in hopes of winning the opportunity to travel out of state… Read More
**Special Campaign: Click here to make a Paypal donation to support Neutral Zone sending youth to the March for our Lives in Washington, DC** By donating to the Neutral Zone, you help make the dreams of our community’s… Read More
During the school year, the Neutral Zone offers more than 20 weekly, after-school programs open to any high school-aged teen. Daily drop-in times and tutoring are free. Start your own program or project at Neutral Zone! Contact Lori Roddy… Read More
About What it means to be youth run: The Orpheum is staffed by a group of 8 high schoolers, with the support of two Neutral Zone staff members. Between them they manage the scheduling, the budget, marketing, and… Read More
The mission statement of the center was written by youth and continues to be the voice and heart which drives the center’s creative program and opportunities.
The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth-driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas.
A brief history In 1998, a group of Ann Arbor teens gathered to discuss the need for a place where teens could congregate after school and on weekends. From the very beginning, they felt this place should be more than just a hangout; that is could be a safe place to make new friends, mix with youth from different backgrounds, explore new ideas, learn new skills and do it all in a setting that was teen friendly and teen driven. Teens wrote the mission statement and the first grant proposal to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and, with seed money in hand, enlisted parents and friends to turn an old brick and timber warehouse into a teen center.
Do you need a cool space to host your next private party or event? The Neutral Zone can meet your needs! We are available for rental: Daytime rates on: Monday- Sunday 8am to 2pm Premium rental rates: Friday-… Read More
The best way to find out about the Neutral Zone is to visit us! We are happy to show around visitors and show you what a youth driven space is all about. To schedule a visit, please complete… Read More