02/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Youth Ball Attendees Heed President Obama's Call To Action

One of the many calls to action President Barack Obama made on Tuesday during his historic inaugural address was one he's been stressing from day one: service. It's an example he set on Monday's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, when he picked up a paintbrush at a local Washington, D.C., youth shelter, and it's clearly a message that has resonated with the millions of young people who helped him win the election.

The proof was on glittering display Tuesday night (January 20) at the Youth Ball at the Washington Hilton, where a number of the attendees said they had taken the new president's challenge to heart.

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