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17-year-old homeless boy gets chance to prove himself, earns acceptance to 17 US universities

A determined homeless boy, Dylan Chidick has fought his way to warn acceptance from 17 universities in the United States despite facing the challenges of being homeless.

Dylan is a teenager from New Jersey who has had several challenges including homelessness. He was accepted by seventeen colleges and universities in the United States.

He stated that he moved to the United States from Trinidad at the age of 7 and he is determined to be the first in his family to go to college. ”“The dream I want to achieve, I have to have a lot of determination,” he said.

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Dylan mentioned that life has been tough for him and his family noting that his younger twin brothers both have serious heart illnesses and they have been in and out of homelessness.


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“My family went through a lot and there has been a lot of people saying, ‘you can’t do that,’ or ‘you’re not going to achieve this,’ and me getting these acceptances kind of verifies what I have been saying. I can do it and I will do it,” he said.

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While a student of Henry Snyder High School , Dylan was the senior class president and a member of the honor society. He said his mother took courage to ask for help from the non-profit “Women Rising” in a bid for him to achive his dream of going to college.

“Making herself vulnerable and putting herself out there, that made me determined to never let us get back in that situation again,” he said.



The organization was the one who provided them permanent supportive housing when he was expecting his last acceptance letter from the College of New Jersey, which he said is his top school of choice.

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However, all the costs for Dylan’s college applications have been waived considering his financial situation. Dylan stated that he plans to study Political University once he decides the college of his choice.

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