New Jersey teen perseveres through homelessness to get accepted to 17 colleges

New Jersey teen perseveres through homelessness to get accepted to 17 colleges

A New Jersey teen who was once homeless has been accepted into 17 colleges, overcoming his obstacles with hard work and perseverance. Dylan Chidick, 17, is student council president and a member of the National Honor Society at Henry Synder High School in Jersey City. Dylan hopes to study political science and go to law school.

Bones 1 year

Good for him, I hope he succeeds. With that being said, being accepted into 17 colleges is ridiculous! That is a lot!

Garry Darcy
Garry Darcy 1 year

We need to hear more stories like this in the news. Gives people hope

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 1 year

This kid got into college by himself despite immense social pressure to fail and some seriously bad circumstances. The way he kept off the streets and stuck with academics shows serious physical and mental grit. If I were an admissions officer I’d let him into my college because he’s clearly got the work ethic and character.

Gaz Matic
Gaz Matic 1 year

American education is garbage right now

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 1 year

I just hope he gets a good degree and isn’t turned into another useless “graduate” with something stupid like “gender studies”. Degrees choice should be focused primarily on job prospects...

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

I have no doubt he will take full advantage of that. Good to see a kid that actually tries hard.

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 1 year

He’s just what they’re looking for these days. I’d be willing to bet he never graduates.

HueHueo Suezo
HueHueo Suezo 1 year

Good for him. God bless.

Antony Bennett
Antony Bennett 1 year

Amazing, hard work pays off! This young man will go far if he maintains the work ethic!

Notsurewewillsee 1 year

The NY Times article is funny, the kid talks about it is unfair celebrities bought their kids into school, yet he fails to understand that it will be taxpayers who pay for him to go to school...or the rich parents who pay a ton for their kids to go to school. If you think that the rich won’t try to offer scholarships to schools to allow their kids to go you are crazy. Whether he likes it or not he is benefiting from those parents.

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 1 year

I wish him the best, i am sure with that kind of strength he will do well.

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