Thursday, March 14, 2019
JERSEY CITY, NJ (CNN/ KYW) - A northern New Jersey teen overcame homelessness, and now he's been accepted to 17 different colleges.
At a young age, 17-year-old Dylan Chidick is the class president at Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City, NJ. He moved with his family from Trinidad when he was 7 years old, and he's been in and out of homelessness due to challenges at home.
A local nonprofit group, Women Rising, helped his family get out of it.
"There was a lot of people saying 'you're not going to achieve this', and me getting these acceptance letters kind of verifies what I've been saying. And I can do it," Dylan said.
Dylan is the first in his family to go to college.