Jeremy Maarman is passionate about the plight of rural people and young people in particular. He worked for different government departments and two of the top non-profits in the West Coast. At West Coast Community Foundation, Jeremy launched YouthBank: West Coast as a project that encourages youth philanthropy. Jeremy served on the Advisory Board of YouthBank International that builds YouthBanks globally. He currently manages the SA Youth Leaders Network that encourages social cohesion through various interventions focussed on youth.