New Jersey teenager accepted into 17 colleges despite being in and out of ...

'They told me I couldn't do it... but I DID it!' New Jersey teen who has been homeless for large parts of his life is accepted into SEVENTEEN colleges - and says his tough upbringing gave him the drive to succeed Dylan Chidick, 17, moved to the U.S. from Trinidad with his mother at age seven Struggled financially looking after him and two siblings with heart conditions Finally found a permanent home through nonprofit organisation Women Rising Now accepted into Albright College, Ramapo College and Caldwell University

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 15:48 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:46 GMT, 15 March 2019

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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

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