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    Save the date for #GivingTuesday 12-01-15

    #Giving Tuesday, held this year on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, kicks-off the giving season and brings the world together to celebrate generosity, and to support the important work of non-profits.  Your donation to Neutral Zone on this day… Read More

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    NZ’s Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

    Neutral Zone will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 25, through Friday, November 27.  There will be no drop-in or regular programs.  Neutral Zone will reopen on Monday, November 30.

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    See Photos from the Neutral Zone’s Event to Honor the Strecher-Rosenberg Family

    This year, Neutral Zone’s annual event honoring local community leaders and philanthropists celebrated Vic Strecher, Jeri Rosenberg & Family for their interest in and support of the arts, both at the Neutral Zone and within the wider community. … Read More

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    Rising Scholars Learn About Leadership, NZ Style

    On Sept 22nd, 80 Rising Scholars teens from Skyline, Huron and Pioneer came to the Neutral Zone for a full day of workshops around what it means to be a leader. Students also got a taste of NZ… Read More

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    Fall Registration Now Open!

    We are open for drop-in starting on September 8!  Program start the week of the 14th. From now until June, we are open Monday- Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m…. 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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