‘1 in 5’ Episode 12: Meet Lynette Coney

Lynnette Coney | May 3, 2021 | Aspen Postsecondary Success for Parents, Press

Lynnette Coney is a mother to three boys, ages four, eight, and 10. Lynnette grew up in foster care from 1992 to 2003, which endowed her with a strong sense of independence.

In 2014, Lynnette attended Manatee Technical College for a Patient Care Technician certification. From 2016 to 2018, she went to nursing school at Suncoast Technical College.

While enrolled in school and balancing her responsibilities as a single mother, she suffered the loss of her own mother. Nevertheless, Lynnette persevered and went on to pass the National Council Licensure Examination to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in January 2019.

She works as an LPN at Crossbreeze Care Center, and is a two-time member of her son’s daycare, Children First’s policy council.

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You can read the episode transcript here.

Resources

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County works to unite people and organizations to create opportunities for families across generations to improve their lives through cultural, educational, economic, and social support.

The Women’s Resource Center is a nonprofit focused on providing women of all ages and backgrounds with support, resources and services throughout the Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County uses a Two-Generation framework to provide resources and support for both the child and the parents, to ensure they succeed in their educational goals.

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