The Neutral Zone Offers Virtual Programs during the School Year

. September 18, 2020.
The Neutral Zone
Stock photo courtesy of Afta Putta Gunawan.

The Neutral Zone is currently offering nine virtual programs to high school students, with more programs on the way.

The Neutral Zone has always been a safe place for kids to come and explore some of their artistic hobbies and passions, gain leadership skills, and learn how to speak to and work with one another. This year, to ensure that our youth get a chance to explore their passions safely, the Neutral Zone is hosting a variety of all-virtual programs for kids to continue to enjoy.

Programs are scheduled to begin Monday, September 21, and will occur every weekday through Zoom. Nine virtual programs are currently scheduled but more programs are slated to be added in the coming weeks. 

The following programs are currently offered and will start on Monday, September 21.

Activism

Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm

Want to make a difference in your community? Need a platform to express what’s important to you? Join us in developing your youth leadership skills through a social justice lens.

Black Lives Matter

Monday 3:30-4:45pm

Neutral Zone is proud to present “Black Lives Matter,” a program dedicated to center the voices and experiences of Black Youth and Youth of Color in our community. Join us for in-depth discussions and activities surrounding the issues most important to BIPOC. #BlackLivesMatter

Songwriting

Wednesday 3:30-4:45pm

Learn the tools and skills to create & develop your own music, bring your creative visions to reality, & be part of a network of teen musicians who support each other.

LIVE

Fridays 3:30-4:45pm

Book bands/artists/performers and plan, organize, and host virtual live stream shows.

eMCee Workshop

Wednesday 3:30-4:45pm

Grow & develop as lyricists & eMCees through discussion & critical feedback. Answer the question- not can you do it, but do you have what it takes to really do it?

V.A.C. (Visual Art Collective)

Tuesdays 3-4:15pm

Come, meet and explore online art-making with other brilliant, strange and creative peers. Visual Arts Collective (VAC) is a community hub for creative teens from all local high schools and the youth leaders that guide the visual arts for the Neutral Zone. Together we host multi-media art shows, guest workshops, visiting artists, virtual gallery and museum tours, portfolio reviews and open up opportunities to engage with our community through art.

Riot Youth

Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm

Riot Youth is a youth-led social support and social justice program for LGBTQ+ teens at the Neutral Zone. It has been serving SE Michigan for [22] years through weekly meetings, lobbying, attending school board meetings, and educating regional teachers, peers, and medical professionals. We hope you will join us!

Register here if you’re interested in any of the activities listed. For more information and to see upcoming programs, check out the Neutral Zone’s website.