“Youth Driven” Destination: Toyota

Neutral Zone’s annual event honoring local community leaders and philanthropists celebrates Toyota for championing diverse, innovative and creative programs in the arts and technology for all teens.  The event will be held at the Michigan League, 911 N…. 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

Youth Driven Spaces hosts first conference

Are you a community program that serves youth? A school that craves more student input and buy-in? A teen who wants more opportunities to lead and follow your passions?  We’re here to help you realize those goals.The Youth… Read More

Neutral Zone invites you to on the table

Neutral Zone hosts a dinner to share in an inter-generational conversation with our youth. On the Table is part of a new initiative coordinated by the Community Foundation of SE Michigan that recognizes the power of conversations. Across… Read More

2017 NZ Golf Classic

The 2017 Neutral Zone Golf Classic was a huge success!  The event was held on Monday, July 24, at the University of Michigan Golf Course featuring a brand new clubhouse.  Despite chilly weather and overcast skies, golfers enjoyed… 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