President of the CETA Foundation and current professional football player, Stevie “Shakespeare” Baggs make plays both on and off the field. With a non-profit foundation focusing on empowering youth and adults through measures of independence, Baggs is a certified advocate for change.
CETA, which stands for Creating Empowerment Through Autonomy, is a 501(c) 3 federal tax-exempt organization and leading advocacy proponent of community awareness, neighborhood preparedness and individual self-sufficiency for those in the state of Georgia and beyond. Through informational programs, educational workshops, seminars and interactive activities, the CETA Foundation provides individuals, neighborhoods and communities with available resources that lead to self-empowerment, which aids in self-respect and self-worth thus being a contributing member of society.
Moving in the continued wave of his philanthropic endeavors, Baggs successfully executed the first ever Stevie Baggs Professional Football Camp and Life skills Clinic through his foundation in April 2009 and partnered with celebrities and entertainers on foundation initiatives regarding HIV/AIDS Awareness and Youth Empowerment. Such supporters included the famed Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" actress, Demetria McKinney, who collaborated with the CETA Foundation on joint projects in effort to promote the foundation's initiatives to a broader audience.
Be sure to visit the CETA Foundation website! Here you'll be able to find out more information about the foundation, make donations toward program initiatives and be kept up-to-date on events.