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

Register Now for Summer Programs

Neutral Zone’s summer programs in music, art, theater and literary arts, offer a week-long opportunity to dive into some of our most popular academic year programs.  NZ programs begin the week of June 26, and go through August… Read More

Potential Art Exhibit 2017

The Neutral Zone is pleased to host the 35th annual Potential Art Exhibit in 2017; a juried exhibition that showcases the work of Washtenaw County high school artists. This year’s exhibit will be juried by Helen Gotlib. The… 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

24-Hour Teen Film Competition Winners

The entries for the 24-Hour Teen Film Competition were screened and the winners announced at the DIY Zone event held on Saturday, February 4.  First prize went to Longhand by Sylvia Gabriel and second place went to Purgatorio… 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

Register now for Neutral Zone’s 2016-17 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

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