Meet HopSkipDrive CareDriver Ferol-Jeanne Hooper Brown

Ferol-Jeanne Hooper Brown CareDriver

Ferol-Jeanne has always enjoyed interacting with children, and she gets a genuine sense of satisfaction from being able to help them get to school safely and on time as a CareDriver. She has completed a total of 295 trips in the Bay Area since August of 2019.

What made you decide to become a CareDriver?

I was looking for a schedule I could choose myself. I enjoy children, and the idea of making sure kids get to school was very appealing.

What do you like most about being a CareDriver?

The children and the idea of helping them. I love seeing their eyes light up when they see I’m driving them. It makes my day!

Tell us about your caregiving experience.

I worked in a children’s hospital, and I babysat for many years starting when I was 12 years old. I love the way children’s minds work.

What would you say is the most important thing you gain from being a CareDriver?

Being a CareDriver brings me great joy. I enjoy driving these little humans, and getting to know them. I like to kid around with them and listen to how their day went.

Has there been anything surprising about the experiences you’ve had with your Riders?

The things the children come up with and their conversations seem so grown up!

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming a CareDriver?

New drivers need to really enjoy driving and children. Remember, you have very important cargo in your car and their parents/caregivers put their faith in you. Always be on time and show up because they expect you to get their children to school on time. And be sure to smile! 😃

What do you tell other people about HopSkipDrive?

I tell them how happy the children make me, and about the responsibility I have while they are with me. I also tell them how easy the scheduling is.

Do you have any advice you think would be useful for other CareDrivers?

Wear your orange shirt, smile and enjoy yourself!

How important do you think HopSkipDrive is and why?

Many children need assistance getting to school. Sometimes their family works or they have no car. All children have the right to go to school. If I can help with that, then my day is complete.


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