Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

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    Since the day Zoila was born it seemed that her mom never wanted her around. Her whole young life, she was always bouncing from one friend's house to another, and never really having a home until her mom had a new baby - then she was invited to move back in. Being the oldest now, her mom wanted her to take care of her younger brothers.
    But she was only ten years old - overwhelmed with responsibility, stress, and pressure that not even teens or high school kids should have on them. But, she made it through elementary school and was really excited to go on to middle school, but instead her mom decided to send her to Dominican Republic to stay with her grandparents. She stayed with them until she was 16 years old when her mom finally asked that she return home and that they try to build a good relationship.
    For the first couple of months everything seemed to be working well. Then, a surprise to everyone, Zoila found out she was pregnant. Her mom was so mad about it that she let it ruin the relationship they were trying to build. Her mom did NOT want to have a new teenage mom around.
    And, after her baby was born, since she had to stay home and care for her son anyway, her mom made her take care of all her siblings just like when she was ten. It was a lot more complicated this time since she had her own baby to take care of as well.
    When Zoila finally decided to go back to high school it made the relationship with her mother even harder. She wanted Zoila to stay home all the time to take care of the kids and didn't want her to advance herself with school and education. Zoila refused to drop out and her mom proceeded to kick her and her new baby out of the house.
    She worked with her high school guidance counselor to try to find a shelter and they finally found the perfect place - Covenant House! It was a perfect solution - and a path for her to graduate. Every day she would wake up early, get ready, and drop her son off at daycare, then a full day of school, followed by an internship, homework, and then repeating the whole thing every single day. She worked so hard.
    In June, a couple of weeks before graduation, Zoila got a call from her guidance counselor with amazing news! She had been chosen to speak at graduation as valedictorian; graduating with honors. She was so excited, had worked so hard, and felt so proud to have been recognized like that.
    She had always believed that hard work pays off, as does persistence, determination, overcoming adversity, focus and sticktoitiveness. But, she had never imagined that she would achieve such an accomplishment. Her graduation speech was all about how even when things get hard, no matter how hard they get, you should never give up. No matter how many obstacles appear in your way, you should always keep striving to achieve your goals.
    Having her son there to see her give her valedictorian speech - she was the top of the class - really underlined her accomplishment. She felt that not only had she accomplished something powerful for herself, but also something that would be really good for him too.
    Once she was finished and everyone was cheering and clapping, she saw her son jumping up and down, so excited, and it filled her with pride, hope, love and joy. teen pregnancy story time.
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The Life Of Pressie
The Life Of Pressie

I love this ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

23 minutes ago
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10000 subscribers with no videos challenge

Lmao no offence but she brought this upon herself

Hour ago
Alone ALAN WALKER
Alone ALAN WALKER

Wow ya Will Will good :-)

Hour ago
Jr Smiles
Jr Smiles

Shouldn't have gotten pregnant but glad she pulled herself out of the gutter.

Hour ago
Zombie World
Zombie World

Soon Iโ€™ll be may be moving to Jackson with my dad. Iโ€™ll miss my friends but Iโ€™ll stay strong

Hour ago
idiotic child
idiotic child

My sister got pregnant at 12 with 16 boys taking drugs in my moms room. She had triplets and she ran away because mom yelled at her.

Hour ago
CrimsoNeo
CrimsoNeo

Howโ€™d she get pregnant?

2 hours ago
Jacky Alex
Jacky Alex

Why your mom kick you out of the house I will cry when my mom kick me out of the house

2 hours ago
Fresh Diamond
Fresh Diamond

Ayyyyyy Dominican GANG where you at

3 hours ago
Cesia Calderon
Cesia Calderon

This story is so inspirational may god bless her and her son throughout their journey together

3 hours ago
Flo Trombley
Flo Trombley

This is the most inspirational story in the whole world! Credits to this girl. She someday will be the president! I just know it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

4 hours ago
The Manual Doge
The Manual Doge

4 hours ago
MaddyCheers
MaddyCheers

i always want to see what these people actually look like and see what theyโ€™re doing now lmao

4 hours ago
Khiara Charm Aquino
Khiara Charm Aquino

Where yo manz

4 hours ago
Bray2fye poof
Bray2fye poof

LMAOAOAOAOAOAO fr like why was she messing around when she 16 thats crazy stupid

4 hours ago
Nolan the dab king
Nolan the dab king

Those kids were a pain

5 hours ago
Ajama Jama
Ajama Jama

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ˜ญ

5 hours ago
Erin E.
Erin E.

I feel really bad for her i mean when she finally started to build a happy relationship with her mom she got kicked out because shr had the baby, i really hope that something like this will never ever happen to anyone else

6 hours ago
Galaxy Oracle
Galaxy Oracle

This really hits the heart ;-;

6 hours ago
Melody Rose
Melody Rose

ok... how come they havent arrested this woman she barely took care of her kids

6 hours ago
suger cupcakes
suger cupcakes

boii ITS IMPORTANT TO GO TO SCHOOL YOUR MOTHER IS TO LAZY TO TAKE OF THEM AND MAYBE SHE JUST WANTS U TO BE STUPID I WANT TO KILL HER!

7 hours ago
Master Drawer 2018
Master Drawer 2018

She is the worst mom ever and maybe someday if she wants her back well I don't know what she going to do? (But I hope she doesn't go back to her Mom not after what she treated her like a homeless.) FYI how can the oldest watch over those kids when she kid herself and it's her responsibility to watch and raise them. Her mom lesson from her daughter or she can go to hell if she deserves what coming. At least her son is supporting his teen mom ๐Ÿ˜Š *her son is so adorable*

12 hours ago
Abdullah Shahnawaz
Abdullah Shahnawaz

God!! This mom is so mean

12 hours ago
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ะฏฮฑฮนะธะฒฯƒฯ‰ Bฮฑะธฮฑะธฮฑ

GET FRICKING REKT MOM SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL

13 hours ago
Ellianna Ortiz
Ellianna Ortiz

IM DOMINCANICAN! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด

14 hours ago
probotboyxxx
probotboyxxx

I'm sorry to say this, but seriously. YOUR MOTHER CAN GO FUCK OFF!๐Ÿคฌ

14 hours ago
Ultimate hero X
Ultimate hero X

Wait a second how did became pragnent wait a second๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑI forgot that people will pragnent for reson.josheph jouster be like ohhhhhhhhhhhhh my god๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

20 hours ago
Natt . _ . MerMer
Natt . _ . MerMer

Ultimate hero X *pragnent*, no she was pregnananant.

5 hours ago
ElenaSofia Ruiz-Mock
ElenaSofia Ruiz-Mock

You are so brave! I admire you for your confidence and your good heart

22 hours ago
Yasmin Styles
Yasmin Styles

I can totally relate to her except the pregnancy I had to take care of my siblings at 9 years I felt so sad that I started believing that my parents just gave birth to me to take care of my younger siblings. Ever since I have been depressed anxiety attackโ€™s and all I felt so overwhelmed I am so happy with this girl and I hope I can manage to get out of this like you did ๐Ÿ’–

23 hours ago
Savannah Sarden
Savannah Sarden

Love that thumbnail so much

Day ago
karen durham
karen durham

Am a teenager am pretty

Day ago
Harji Kalsi
Harji Kalsi

well good for you

5 hours ago
Pretty rad phantom M
Pretty rad phantom M

Wait I just realized something on the video about Toni being homeless he went to the covenant house

Day ago
WinterAngle_ Season2.7
WinterAngle_ Season2.7

Everytime ppl that are from different countries are fucking whores and sluts they spread thier legs so much ๐Ÿ™„ Like don't come to my country with your mistake stay with your dying homeless family ๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช๐Ÿ”ช

Day ago
Yuh is meh๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—
Yuh is meh๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—

Wow that's a gooooood story

Day ago
Suhana Mann
Suhana Mann

This is really sad but also super inspiring!

Day ago
TimeChanger123 Gacha
TimeChanger123 Gacha

I like your life.

Day ago
Gachastudiosgir 1
Gachastudiosgir 1

How did she got Pregnant???

Day ago
IcOniC QuEeN
IcOniC QuEeN

+Gachastudiosgir 1 thats how it works dumbass

3 hours ago
Gachastudiosgir 1
Gachastudiosgir 1

IcOniC QuEeN how you know

3 hours ago
IcOniC QuEeN
IcOniC QuEeN

She has sex

7 hours ago
Lucy Heartfilia
Lucy Heartfilia

This is so sad, but very inspiring!

Day ago
Sky_Snoopy1107 1107
Sky_Snoopy1107 1107

Iโ€™m sorry if this offends her, but your mother is a disgrace to humanity๐Ÿ˜•, you are amazing to carry on ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ even with your situation xx

Day ago
Troy Silvestre
Troy Silvestre

Omg am feel so bad for you but that good you have a good life now

Day ago
Karen Lacayo
Karen Lacayo

I respect you with all my heart

Day ago
Fowzia Chowglay
Fowzia Chowglay

So harsh

Day ago
Yagami
Yagami

Hard work forever pays

Day ago
GRACIA Gamer
GRACIA Gamer

This is the saddest vid ever๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

Day ago
Laura Power
Laura Power

Where's the father

Day ago
UnturnedSupremeGames TV
UnturnedSupremeGames TV

How was she pregnant did somebody fuck her in her sleep or sumthing

Day ago
Nuage Laboratoire
Nuage Laboratoire

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Day ago
Nuage Laboratoire
Nuage Laboratoire

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Day ago
Rosalynn Postell
Rosalynn Postell

How she got prego

Day ago
Gaming Glow
Gaming Glow

Aw, thatโ€™s a sweet story. Besides the mom being a jerk muffin.

Day ago
xxxyomarrlyn gacha pro
xxxyomarrlyn gacha pro

L live in R.D

Day ago
Isabella200071 the clown
Isabella200071 the clown

Dam this is sad the mom is a dick

2 days ago
JacsSacs
JacsSacs

Isn't Covenant House in another homeless vid?

2 days ago
Vines And Potatas
Vines And Potatas

I kinda wanna see her son irl... Ima creep lol

2 days ago
astrobayybe
astrobayybe

Sheโ€™s so strong ๐Ÿ˜

2 days ago
Nobody *
Nobody *

Aww, this is amazing, I love how she wanted to continue her education๐Ÿ˜Šโค

2 days ago
Lily Sproston
Lily Sproston

Where is the dad In all this

2 days ago
kawai unicorn poop!!!! kaunicorn
kawai unicorn poop!!!! kaunicorn

Omg I was born in Dominican republic omg

2 days ago
Maria L.
Maria L.

I'm so proud of her.

2 days ago
Dee and Mystery
Dee and Mystery

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด

2 days ago
Beat Heroes
Beat Heroes

Why

2 days ago
lisa catalm
lisa catalm

I feel so happy of her

2 days ago
Yusra Luza
Yusra Luza

When you see your mom and tries to come back to you for kick her and up! Cuz she is a gold digger and she wasn't there when you needed her

2 days ago
แƒฆ แ’แ—ฐแ•ผ Gแ—ฉแ‘•แ•ผแ—ฉ แƒฆ
แƒฆ แ’แ—ฐแ•ผ Gแ—ฉแ‘•แ•ผแ—ฉ แƒฆ

*whos the father? Iโ€™m confused. I never heard of any floating sperms*

2 days ago
Zeevee 96
Zeevee 96

your mom needs a lesson in parenting

2 days ago
Ottillie Jukes
Ottillie Jukes

Her mother is mean poor girl is having a baby and she won't let her own Durther stay at home and school all children and college years must go or the parents get Arrested all parents don't send their children or Adults college years to stay to home from school and college years it just Illegal send by the government to children and adults or teens must go to school or college if you don't send them in. You should get Arrested

2 days ago
Hello Person
Hello Person

I feel so bad for her. I love these videos.

2 days ago
Shallv 0
Shallv 0

Kind of a paradox. Her mom (I think) had her by accident, then she has a child by accident and her mom gets mad at her

2 days ago
TrueSlitherinQueen BowDownHoney
TrueSlitherinQueen BowDownHoney

And the father is...

2 days ago
Darkness
Darkness

You are not all these girls saying sHe iS sTrOnG AnD pOwErFuL FoR NoT GiViNg uP like stfu to them they are the reason girls sasy sexist shit sry man or woman most likely a girl

2 hours ago
TrueSlitherinQueen BowDownHoney
TrueSlitherinQueen BowDownHoney

I canโ€™t be the only one thinking that

2 days ago
jeffery kusi
jeffery kusi

MY G WERE YOU GET DA BABY

2 days ago
denello angelo
denello angelo

I have a question WHO IS THE FATHER!O

2 days ago
Isabelle Shade
Isabelle Shade

How much likes I get is how much money she gets

2 days ago
Isabelle Shade
Isabelle Shade

What a mean mum

2 days ago
Tartsia
Tartsia

Wasnโ€™t there another Storybooth where a kid was homeless and went to Covenant house?

2 days ago
Vedika Bisht
Vedika Bisht

Her mother is a hoe

2 days ago
Gaming With Bryn
Gaming With Bryn

The real question is though What happened to her brothers.

2 days ago
Ignacio Merzthal
Ignacio Merzthal

Ever heard of abortion?

2 days ago
Asia Brown
Asia Brown

I love your videos๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

3 days ago
m f
m f

I feel bad for u shame on your mom THAT MAKES ME MAD ๐Ÿ˜ 

3 days ago
Sinuta 66
Sinuta 66

Waitwaitwaitwait...... 10 yo mom?

3 days ago
A Parakeet Named Daniel
A Parakeet Named Daniel

Cove house is the same one the boy in another video went to

3 days ago
Kaily K
Kaily K

Your an inspiration for other people like yourself

3 days ago
Samanta Vituvis
Samanta Vituvis

Ni mom needs to love her!!

3 days ago
Samanta Vituvis
Samanta Vituvis

Moms and dads needs to love her Dochtor

3 days ago
Mikayla Marshalleck
Mikayla Marshalleck

So sad ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

3 days ago
the wolf gang 02
the wolf gang 02

I'm a 14 your old dad

3 days ago
Aly Nguyen
Aly Nguyen

Covenant House you rock

3 days ago
the weird weirdo
the weird weirdo

I wonder what the son's name is?

3 days ago
Master Drawer 2018
Master Drawer 2018

It's for the sake of her story.

12 hours ago
Maddison Ezell
Maddison Ezell

So proud!!

3 days ago
the peacevolgs xxx rip
the peacevolgs xxx rip

AWWWWW!!

3 days ago
Wig.
Wig.

Bless her kind speach โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

3 days ago
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3 days ago
Harold Sundara
Harold Sundara

How did she get pregnant???

3 days ago
Candice Perry
Candice Perry

Teenagers have their whole life a head of them

3 days ago
Sylvia R Bitxh
Sylvia R Bitxh

Donโ€™t have sex kids... and donโ€™t get drunk at partyโ€™s!!! or just donโ€™t go๐Ÿ˜‚

3 days ago
MIGuEL 2102
MIGuEL 2102

Your mom is lazy

3 days ago
Arianne Gameming 467 Maroto
Arianne Gameming 467 Maroto

Her son is really cute

3 days ago
Juice Box Hero
Juice Box Hero

Sup kid Just saying no hate

3 days ago
Mckenzie Relyea
Mckenzie Relyea

Aww her kid is so Kyoot and she seems like a great mom ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

3 days ago
UnicornLove XOX
UnicornLove XOX

Wow..

3 days ago
Jeramiah Song
Jeramiah Song

How did you get pregnant

4 days ago
Diamond Rose
Diamond Rose

I am so mad at the mother of the teen! What kind of sick, twisted, cruel person would do that! When karma gets her, I don't want her begging for the daughter to take care of her like bye boi. Thanks for coming to my TedTalk

4 days ago

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