A teen who was in and out of homelessness has been accepted to 17 colleges

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(CNN) A New Jersey teenager is proving that you can do anything if you just set your mind to it.

Despite being in and out of homelessness, 17-year-old Dylan Chidick has been accepted into 17 different colleges -- and that's just what he's received so far.

"I was really excited because I'm going to be the first person in my family to go to college," Chidick said.

He added, "Going through homelessness let me know that there's going to be obstacles, but as long as (our family is) together, we can get through it."

With offers from schools like Albright College, Ramapo College and Caldwell University, Chidick has a tough decision ahead. However he's still waiting to hear back from his top choice, the College of New Jersey.

Thirstylittleflower on March 15th, 2019 at 03:14 UTC »

It's a start, but lots of college students are homeless. Some sleep in their cars, others bounce between friends' dorms.

ThomasJCarcetti on March 15th, 2019 at 01:22 UTC »

I saw this on the news a few hours ago. I was moved heavily. In a world where you got rich kids trying to pay their way in it's great that someone like this can work hard and get into college

jimmyolsenblues on March 15th, 2019 at 00:22 UTC »

Chidick worked to become the senior class president at Henry Snyder High School in Jersey City and was inducted into the Honor Society. He also served on the city-wide student council and said he tried to "float around" to every club.

Good job.