• Project GreeNZ Garden Kick-Off

    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 having a kick-off party where we will be planting all… Read More

  • Ann Arbor Youth Poet Laureate Awards Ceremony

    We will be honoring all of the finalists in this year’s competition, sending off the 2017-2018 AAYPL Zaphra Stupple and welcoming the 2018-2019 AAYPL Aldo Leopoldo Pando Girard! Come support the voices of Ann Arbor youth and enjoy… Read More

  • LIVE on Washington 2018

    Live on Washington 2018 is Saturday, June 2, from 3 – 10 p.m.  Neutral Zone’s 6th annual outdoor teen music and arts festival is curated and planned by teens.  It is a free teen-curated music and arts festival… Read More

  • 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

  • Register Now for Summer Programs

    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

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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