• 2018 NZ Golf Classic

    The NZ Golf Classic is a four person scramble. Participants may register as a team or individually. Registration fee includes golf cart, breakfast, lunch, beverages, steak/chicken dinner, mulligan, string to shorten putt, and 5 raffle tickets. Cost Four… Read More

  • Fall Program Kick Off 2018

    High school students – join us at Neutral Zone to meet new people, connect with friends, try out our programs, and most likely eat free food! No registration required. Just show up! All high school teens welcome. This… Read More

  • This is What Summer Camps Look Like at NZ

    We have had some AMAZING summer camps so far including: Volume Summer Institute Video Production DJ Camp Digital Photo 1 Murals Meets Street Art To check out more photos click here

  • Project GreeNZ Summer Gardening

    Neutral Zone’s environmental program Project GreeNZ has joined a community garden in West Park through Project Grow. This is our first year having a plot and we are very excited to have the opportunity to grow fresh veggies… Read More

  • LIVE on Washington 2018

    Live on Washington was on June 2, from 3 – 10 p.m.  It was Neutral Zone’s 6th annual outdoor teen music and arts festival, curated and planned by teens.  We had 20 youth curators that featured 75 talented… Read More

About the Neutral Zone

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 mission
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.

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Rent NZ

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

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Shop NZ

Our talented teens have there very own youth owned enterprises that you can support by shopping online. Just visit our store at www.shopneutralzone.com!

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Visit NZ

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

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