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Youths propel a push toward volunteerism

Change predates Obama's overtures

From left, students George Castillo, 6, and sister Desteni Castillo, 8, prepared to make thank you cards under the tutelage of student volunteers Laura Boston, right, and Emily Casiano, rear, at the Tobin Elementary School in Roxbury. From left, students George Castillo, 6, and sister Desteni Castillo, 8, prepared to make thank you cards under the tutelage of student volunteers Laura Boston, right, and Emily Casiano, rear, at the Tobin Elementary School in Roxbury. (George Rizer/Globe Staff)
By Scott Helman
Globe Staff / November 24, 2008

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LEOMINSTER - President-elect Barack Obama rode a spirit of civic engagement among young people to victory, harnessing a hunger for service and belonging that was sweeping across the nation's high schools, college campuses, and online communities. (Full article: 1204 words)

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