I have some news that might shock you. The Neutral Zone teens will soon be running your world. Yes, we’re thinking of the same people. Those weirdo, goofball, braniac, fresh-dressed, artsy, loud-mouthed, free-thinking teens that hang out at… Read More
Join freNZ for Beefsteak: A Communal Feast of Beef and Beer. NEW DATE JULY 12 Beginning in the late 1860’s, butchers would sneak choice cuts of meats into the kitchens of nearby saloons, grill them over coals, and feast… Read More
The 14th annual Neutral Zone Golf is happening on Monday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Michigan Golf Course on Stadium Blvd. The NZ Golf Classic is a four person scramble. Participants… Read More
Join us for two days of strategies, practice and ideas, learning how to start and support an effective Teen Advisory Council in your program or school. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July… Read More
Our summer programs that run from June 15 to August 7th offer a week long program to dive into what NZ academic year programs have to offer. Click to register! Click on the “+” sign below for a… Read More
By donating to the Neutral Zone, you help make the dreams of our community’s youth turn into a vibrant reality. The Neutral Zone relies upon the generous support of individuals, businesses, and the community. It is a non-profit… 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
Potential2015Flyer-2 The Neutral Zone is pleased to host the 33rd annual Potential Art Exhibit; a juried exhibition that showcases the work of Washtenaw County high school artists. The exhibition will be held from April 24 to May 1. … 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