DETROIT — Challenge Detroit said Friday that it had selected 66 finalists in the competition to work, live, play and give for a year in Detroit.

The selections were made based on a review from Challenge Detroit judges, the online community vote, and the input of Challenge Detroit’s host companies.

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More than 17,000 individuals voted for their favorite semi-finalists resulting in a huge increase in awareness for our program and the good things happening in Detroit. We appreciate your vote and continued support of Challenge Detroit.

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You can now meet the finalists by visiting

In just a few weeks, the finalists will come to Detroit for a two-day event including interviews with host companies, a tour of the city, and the opportunity to engage in a mini team challenge.   Stay tuned for the announcement of the 30 Challenge Detroit participants at the end of May. The participants will spend a year working and living in Detroit, and participating in structured cultural and charitable activities in the city.

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Challenge Detroit is an initiative of The Collaborative Group targeted at attracting and retaining young talent to Detroit in an effort to develop and rejuvenate the city’s core and continue to grow an attractive, urban center that will strengthen the surrounding region.  For more information email