By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
Published: 15:48 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:46 GMT, 15 March 2019
A New Jersey teenager who was in and out of homelessness growing up has been accepted into 17 colleges.
Dylan Chidick, 17, moved to the U.S. from Trinidad with his mother, Khadine Phillip, when he was seven years old.
As a single mother, she struggled financially to look after Dylan and his two younger twin brothers with serious heart conditions, reports CNN.
The family finally found permanent housing after Phillip reached out to Women Rising for help, which Dylan says 'created my drive to never experience that ever again'.
Now Dylan has to choose where he wants to study