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Inspired by President-elect Obama's call to service, Grammy award-winning artist Usher and MTV's Kim Stoltz are volunteering at Simon Elementary School in Washington, D.C. The school serves 300 kids, but Kim says the dropout rate is 50 percent. Along with 200 volunteers from MTV, Target and ServiceNation, Usher and Kim and hoping to make a difference by renovating the school's library.

With a new president set to take office tomorrow, Usher says it's not only a new day, but a new generation. "Generation S is a generation of service-minded youth leaders," he says. "Actually being able to take advantage and take control of your community and make a difference—it's something that you can do, no matter where you are."
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FROM: Oprah in Washington, D.C.: The Inaugural Celebration
Published on January 19, 2009

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