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The Kids Are All Right

Rescue U connects college students to shelters in need

It’s an age-old story: Older folks are always dissing younger folks.

Cavemen probably lamented that the neighborhood youngsters lacked the gumption to hunt and gather like their elders.

  • A kitten during a Rescue U project in Braxton County, W.Va. Rescue U

Socrates, in a remarkably modern-sounding rant, railed against children’s bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect for their parents, and love of chatter. (And, last time we checked, there were no cell phones in 400 B.C.)

Responsible adults have been horrified by the rabid young fans of everyone from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Britney Spears and Lady Gaga—and more than once they’ve predicted an imminent cultural collapse.

What’s a kid gotta do to earn some respect?

Two words (well, almost): Rescue U. The program’s youthful participants have found a way to prove their mettle and defy the skeptics—one animal shelter at a time.

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