Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back

  • Опубликовано: 20 ноя 2018
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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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Комментарии • 8 449

  • Evan Hans Pua
    Evan Hans Pua 5 часов назад

    This is the most inspiring story I’ve ever watched from story booth (my opinion)

  • Mr NopeRope
    Mr NopeRope 5 часов назад

    Some reason most of these episodes seems like the main gender is female

  • Exa Koomam
    Exa Koomam 5 часов назад


  • Kuranaくらな
    Kuranaくらな 5 часов назад +1

    Please register my channel.
    I am aiming for Japan first place.
    I am studying English!
    I love abroad.

  • I honestly dont care Cause I'm kacey
    I honestly dont care Cause I'm kacey 5 часов назад +1

    Such a strong soul

  • The Amazing Sisters
    The Amazing Sisters 5 часов назад

    Number 1 on trending!

  • Yainely Robles
    Yainely Robles 5 часов назад

    I'm dominican!

  • Ice Cream Kittys
    Ice Cream Kittys 5 часов назад +1

    Aww so cute

  • SansFan210
    SansFan210 5 часов назад


  • itzzzzz mads
    itzzzzz mads 5 часов назад

    Yessss queen

  • Ayub The noob
    Ayub The noob 5 часов назад +1

    Top ten anime betrayals

  • XyloLuvsMidna Xylocopa
    XyloLuvsMidna Xylocopa 5 часов назад

    This is by far the best story ive ever heard. This girl is so brave for herself and her child. I hopes she grows up more to become something MORE

  • Hellbent
    Hellbent 5 часов назад +1

    Fuck her mom, no offense but I think she has a little feelings though for her

  • I’m a fake Cod
    I’m a fake Cod 5 часов назад +1

    That baby is so cute

  • The Cadetforlife!!
    The Cadetforlife!! 5 часов назад

    You are so correct and thank you for sharing your life to us you have been a great model to us people who are struggling and you showed us to work hard because it pays off

  • Luis’ Random world
    Luis’ Random world 5 часов назад +2

    Her mom needs mental help

  • Rainbow
    Rainbow 5 часов назад +2

    *Teardrop rolls down cheek*

  • Jumana’s fun Time
    Jumana’s fun Time 5 часов назад


  • DerpyGigi Legit
    DerpyGigi Legit 5 часов назад +1

    You go girl!!

  • GG show
    GG show 5 часов назад +1

    Yes when I heard my country I was like that’s my sis

  • natt.
    natt. 5 часов назад +1

    but how'd she get pregnant?

  • Ice The animator
    Ice The animator 5 часов назад +1

    Omg!!! This is The most happiest Story ever

  • Daniela V
    Daniela V 5 часов назад

    You mom

  • Cryssie The Cat Sans's Wife and GF
    Cryssie The Cat Sans's Wife and GF 5 часов назад

    This girl has a really good soul ❤️ Best of luck and wishes to her!

  • Cassandra Louise Tabuso
    Cassandra Louise Tabuso 5 часов назад

    This is the most inspiring story.

  • Your Self
    Your Self 5 часов назад +1


    Who is the dad?

  • Levi Ac
    Levi Ac 5 часов назад

    Did she go to a counselor

  • Courtney Mottau
    Courtney Mottau 5 часов назад +1

    Who is the father??

  • Pastel Ashlyn
    Pastel Ashlyn 5 часов назад

    I’m 10 :)

  • Shaelan Mulligan
    Shaelan Mulligan 5 часов назад

    They say it takes one person to change the world you can be that person.

  • XxxjaylazzxxX Fanfiction
    XxxjaylazzxxX Fanfiction 5 часов назад

    Aww what a nice video taking care of a child yours self even though your mom kicked you out you still provide

  • Mars Bars
    Mars Bars 5 часов назад +2

    Her mom is q jerk like if u think t2o

  • Chaundra Davis-Williams
    Chaundra Davis-Williams 5 часов назад

    This mom is so rong I would. Have at least let her get 18 before I told her to go and get a house and I whold let her visit and I would have not even send her to Dominican republic

  • Michelle Martinez
    Michelle Martinez 5 часов назад

    Who else watches old storybooth or am I the only one

  • Thè quèèñ Queen
    Thè quèèñ Queen 5 часов назад +1


  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 5 часов назад

    U mum was a bitch

  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 5 часов назад

    Who cares if you got kicked out

  • Johhny Hernandez
    Johhny Hernandez 5 часов назад

    I would call this mom a B.I.T.C.H

  • Randomness Gamer
    Randomness Gamer 5 часов назад

    I knew a homeless teen mom

    I shit on her baby

  • Y Ryans
    Y Ryans 5 часов назад

    You are amazing

  • Dark Rose Walker
    Dark Rose Walker 5 часов назад

    Awwww so sad and so sweet💜💜💜💕💕💕💕

  • Betty Montiel
    Betty Montiel 5 часов назад

    Mom is mean

  • Nhut Bui
    Nhut Bui 5 часов назад

    Wow. What a Great Story from StoryBooth!! Edit: Even Doe she had a hard childhood.... Always Work Hard

  • Jaden And jordan
    Jaden And jordan 5 часов назад

    That girl is so freaking strong you got my support always😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Kim Cat
    Kim Cat 5 часов назад

    Best one so far

  • it’s//txylor /
    it’s//txylor / 5 часов назад

    bless her soul 💕💕

  • Ozone Studios
    Ozone Studios 5 часов назад

    I would have vandalize my own parents home if this happend to me

  • Alifah Syed
    Alifah Syed 5 часов назад

    m m

  • love song
    love song 5 часов назад

    Ok first of all HER MOTHER IS LAZY LAZY! I mean what does her mother do all day while she watchinh her brothers and son sit on a coach and eat pocorn?👧➡😈

  • reign nhard sarmiento
    reign nhard sarmiento 5 часов назад

    OMG yyour son is soooo cute and handsome and your soooooo beautifull

  • panda boy67
    panda boy67 5 часов назад

    Love it😁😁😁

  • Blue Builder
    Blue Builder 5 часов назад

    How did she get pregnant is the question i'm after.

    • Benawesome BW
      Benawesome BW 5 часов назад

      Probably had a 1 night stand

  • Emily Leung
    Emily Leung 5 часов назад

    The moms so bad though

  • iiFuz ii
    iiFuz ii 5 часов назад

    Best so far!❤

  • Jay Crying Tomato
    Jay Crying Tomato 5 часов назад

    *YOU GO GIRL!!* 😂

  • Imma girl Bitch
    Imma girl Bitch 5 часов назад


  • Keke Do u luv me
    Keke Do u luv me 5 часов назад

    U skipped the sex

  • Diamondsnipers gaming
    Diamondsnipers gaming 5 часов назад

    This story is so cute

  • EllieAt0m06
    EllieAt0m06 5 часов назад

    This is the most inspirational story Storybooth has ever covered. Props to that girl who was able to graduate valedictorian, raise a little boy and work an 6 hour internship. You deserve everything, because you have worked hard and achieved your goals. I hope everything will get better with your mom and your family, so stay strong! 😊 also your son in this video looks adorable lol

  • sir Seeb
    sir Seeb 5 часов назад

    I'm so glad that she has found a shelter and was successful because its really cool how someone can just start at the bottom then be really successful

  • EVERYTHING Channel
    EVERYTHING Channel 5 часов назад

    TeEn pReGnAnCy iS nOt A jOkE!.!

  • Yi Qing
    Yi Qing 5 часов назад

    Sometimes, I take for granted my comfortable life...

  • Ğîźmø The Kitten
    Ğîźmø The Kitten 5 часов назад

    Awww.... So cute

  • Galaxii Gaming
    Galaxii Gaming 5 часов назад

    God will give you good things in life, your mother was cruel and didn't want you, but took care of your little child. You are a kind person, you deserve more than this, you deserve to live your life happily!!

  • Queen kyiah
    Queen kyiah 5 часов назад

    That was absolutely BEAUTIFUL 😭💞💞 I love her

  • The Famly Gang
    The Famly Gang 5 часов назад

    That was sweet bc she tried hard since she was a baby to fit in and it sound like it got harder and harder as she grew up now shes better i bet your mom is jealous

  • Susan Chui
    Susan Chui 5 часов назад

    This mom is a jerk

  • Cyenna M.
    Cyenna M. 5 часов назад

    You go girl.

  • Sinnamon Roll
    Sinnamon Roll 5 часов назад

    This made my day 😭

  • Tonya St.Germaine
    Tonya St.Germaine 5 часов назад

    How Is the dad

  • Lilly the weirdo
    Lilly the weirdo 5 часов назад

    Her mom is a bitch

  • ღ Shino Fluff ღ
    ღ Shino Fluff ღ 5 часов назад +1

    Who lives in philippines? 😏like if you live in philippines

  • Leonie Dab
    Leonie Dab 5 часов назад

    I don’t wanna be rude or anything but.. where’s the baby daddy?

  • Foxstar Animations
    Foxstar Animations 5 часов назад

    At first I thought this was going to be a video about my friend's mom because she was homeless and a teen mom but she's now a motivational speaker.

  • Crazynugget  gaming
    Crazynugget gaming 5 часов назад

    How did you get a streamy again

  • Noah Turnbow
    Noah Turnbow 5 часов назад

    I need subs. Please!

  • peter desposito
    peter desposito 5 часов назад

    i feel so sorry yet so proud of this person

  • Ella Wardell
    Ella Wardell 5 часов назад

    Who was the father??!!?

  • sleepy queem
    sleepy queem 5 часов назад

    Where can I find this lady so I can wack her

  • Kaelin Talamo
    Kaelin Talamo 5 часов назад

    Wow j-j-.....just wow. How could a mom do that?

  • A soldier of God
    A soldier of God 5 часов назад

    SCP-096 is disappointed you didn't look at his face.

  • Raizar 8910
    Raizar 8910 5 часов назад

    Such a heartfelt sorry I love it

    Very inspirational 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Ocean Girl25
    Ocean Girl25 5 часов назад

    She’s an inspiration❤️❤️

  • Taekook Vkook
    Taekook Vkook 5 часов назад

    This story was beautiful❤️❤️

  • EXO -L
    EXO -L 5 часов назад

    This was an inspiring story. And the son is so cute the way that he is jumping and feels proud for what his mother accomplished

  • Tixnnx66 Gang
    Tixnnx66 Gang 5 часов назад

    That’s really smart ❤️❤️

  • No Face Spirit
    No Face Spirit 5 часов назад

    How did she get pregnant?

    CJ HUMALA 5 часов назад

    This story😢

  • Benwhisker
    Benwhisker 5 часов назад

    How old is she.

  • Jessica Bopp
    Jessica Bopp 5 часов назад

    I'm so glad of u

  • Araceli Nava
    Araceli Nava 5 часов назад

    Where was the dad

  • Elni Lopez De Jesus
    Elni Lopez De Jesus 5 часов назад

    i know domnican rebulic very well since my family are from there and i was raised there too, and let me tell you something in some places girls have kids at young age or marry or date a older man ( my cousin dated a 20 year old or some one in there's 20's when she was 14. Yes they are still together.) but it's really common, so we are used to it. And honestly i don't think that's good for girls 10-16 for it to be common to have kids at that age.

  • kota scott
    kota scott 5 часов назад +4

    It cool
    I got taken away from my mom today :'(
    My brother went to jail
    But I'm okay

  • Angela Gabrielle
    Angela Gabrielle 5 часов назад

    Who is the dad?

  • Amyra Gooding
    Amyra Gooding 5 часов назад

    i love how she never gave up

  • Constance C
    Constance C 5 часов назад

    Awesome story!!! You are amazing!🤗😊

  • Jasy World
    Jasy World 5 часов назад

    This is such an inspiring story👍🏽

  • masky and hoodie Bros
    masky and hoodie Bros 5 часов назад

    I knew this was it

  • Oddball Kitten
    Oddball Kitten 5 часов назад +1

    F*** you, the mother of this poor girl!

    ANNA BIBIK 5 часов назад

    The condoms broke generation after generation