Poetry Night in Ann Arbor 2017

Joy, Despite: Poetry Night in Ann Arbor Join us for an evening of spoken word poetry and music by Ann Arbor/Ypsi youth! Our teen artists (including headliners Kyndall Flowers, Dylan Gilbert and Zaphra Stupple) will work together for… Read More

24-Hour Teen Film Competition

Ready, Set, Shoot! The Teen 24-Hour Film Competition is a collaborative effort between the Neutral Zone, Community Television Network (CTN), and Ypsi 24 Hour Shootout for the purpose of supporting the teen independent filmmaking community.  The competition offers… Read More

“Youth Driven” Destination: Toyota

Thank you to those who attended, bought tickets, made donations, sponsored tables and reached out to fill the event with so many valuable community members who deeply care about our youth. The teens did an extraordinary job connecting and… Read More

Register now for Neutral Zone’s 2017-18 programs!

This year, Neutral Zone is offering 22 programs in the areas of Music Technology, Education, Visual and Media Arts, Leadership, and Literary Arts.  All programs are open to any high school-aged teen and we encourage teens to try… Read More

Jeff Kass Honored

Jeff Kass, NZ’s long-time literary arts director, was honored by former teens, poets, and community members at an event held on June 24, to celebrate his “retirement”.  The day-long celebration included poetry workshops with alumni teens, a dinner… Read More

Congratulations to the 2017 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Winners!

The winners of the Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam who will be representing Ann Arbor at the Brave New Voices competition in San Francisco this summer are: (L to R) Dea Chappell (senior at Pioneer), Sam Kass (sophomore… Read More

Winter Fund Drive 2016

Tales of a Neutral Zone Fanatic by Illyana Balde, Skyline High School, 2016 It looked like an old office building. I walked past it without a care for what was going on inside. I was still in eighth… Read More

Pure Energy honors Lizann and Gerry Anderson

Thank you!  Our Pure Energy Event was an Electrifying Success. Neutral Zone’s annual event honoring local community leaders and philanthropists celebrated Lizann and Gerry Anderson for their personal support of NZ, and also for their deep commitment to… Read More

Congratulations to the 2016 Poetry Slam Winners!

The 2016 Ann Arbor Youth Poetry Slam Finals were held at Neutral Zone on Thursday, April 14.  Winners of the three semi-final rounds held at local high schools competed for one of the five coveted spots on the… Read More

Training Helps to Build Leadership Skills

Teen facilitators and emerging leaders of Neutral Zone’s programs, recently participated in a workshop on active planning and reflections strategies.  The workshop was the third in the Lead Team series of workshops designed to help build teens’ leadership… Read More