Martin Folsom of Jacksonville, Florida — along with his mom — have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years of high school. But, that didn’t stop him from achieving in a big way at school — as he was named the valedictorian of his class.

Martin gives a lot of credit for his success to his mom, who made sure he stayed focused on his dreams and believed those dreams would come true.

Now that he’s done with high school, he’s headed to college, where he has his sights on being the first person in his family to get a college degree. And after college, he hopes to work for the FBI. (KTRK-TV)