Service Nation and MTV will co-host the Be The Change Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2009, the day President-Elect Barack Obama becomes president.
Service Nation, the campaign to increase support of national service, and MTV will partner to host a ball that celebrates the turnout of youth during the recent election. According to the MTV press release:
A record 24 million people between the ages of 18 and 29 voted in the 2008 presidential election, accounting for 18 percent of the 133.3 million voters who hit the polls. It marked the third major election in a row with increased youth-voter numbers, and for the first time in 20 years, the number of young voters surpassed the number of voters over the age of 65.
The event will take place in Washington, D.C.’s Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Guests will include celebrities, government leaders, and young volunteers. You’ll be able to watch the event on MTV.com.