Vision Statement

CETA Inc. envisions a world where all individuals have the health and wellness tools, resources, and support to maximize the quality of life.

Mission Statement

CETA mobilizes people and resources to propel overall health and wellness. We provide innovative programs and services that focus on the whole person and improve the quality of life.

In fulfilling its mission CETA Inc. will

  • Advocate for health and wellness awareness
  • Support organizations and missions related to health and wellnessProvide the most up to date research and resources regarding health and wellnessDevelop its program and service participants holisticallyPartner with organizations and corporations to expand the reach of health and wellness services

Creating Empowerment Through Autonomy (CETA) is a Renowned nonprofit organization established in 2003, offering services in Georgia whose mission is to mobilize people and resources to propel overall health and wellness.  Part of our 2018 third quarter initiative is to assist with affordable housing. Our Board member Justin Giles has over 20 years of experience in the real estate market in the Atlanta area and the metros.

CETA recognized the urgent need to address all facets of health and wellness and developed its core principles, which are: Mental, Physical, Social, Spiritual, Environmental, Intellectual, Occupational, and Financial.

CETA was launched in 2003 in Orlando, Florida with a focus on eliminating the dependent life cycle and breaking generational dependency.  Lola Robinson and her eldest son, Stevie Baggs Jr., who at the time of its inception was a 3-time All-American football player at Bethune-Cookman University, founded the CETA Foundation. Baggs was also the first person in his family to attend and graduate from a university. A philanthropist at heart, Lola Robinson worked with the Orange County Youth and Family Services as a platform to begin her philanthropic endeavors. Since its early days, Lola would mentor young girls from local group homes illustrating the importance of etiquette and self-worth.

CETA’s first program was Project STEP Striving for Excellence through Better Performance an incentive program created to target high school students with failing GPA’s and FCAT scores. In 2005 CETA started a program called P.A.S. Parents & Students a series of workshops created to assist economically challenged families with establishing healthy home environments for children in school.  This was a program implemented by Jones High School in Orlando, FL.

In 2007 CETA was also incorporated in the state of Georgia where the Stevie Baggs Professional Football Camp and Life skills clinic was born. Baggs’ camp showcased the importance of life skills such as Sexual Awareness and Personal Hygiene, Financial Economic Challenges, and Determining Your Success. These courses were prerequisites that the players had to finish before hitting the field to hone in on their football skills.

2009 marked a year of expansion for CETA’s Health & wellness platform where CETA premiered the HIV/AIDS awareness cocktail reception hosted by Stevie Baggs Jr. & Demetria McKinney. This event raised awareness and gave outlets to those in need of help with regard to this terrible disease.   In 2010 CETA took its programming to CANADA where the 1st annual Co-ed Athletic Symposium was launched to allow boys and girls of all sports to be involved in the growth and development of their skills on and off the field/court.

The CETA Foundation has adopted a family in need every Christmas for the past 7 years. One of the flagship events that CETA uses to raise funds, toys, and awareness for this is event is the CETA Celebrity Bowl For a Cause. This event gives families the opportunity to have fun all while giving back; this event also showcases celebrity participants who have a love for giving as well during the holiday season.

In 2014 CETA celebrated 11 years of service all while preparing for the 3rd annual Athletic, Arts, & Entertainment Symposium. The 2 new components were added to draw more students in each concentration beyond the realm of sports. Another addition to this program was to involve the parents in the life skills portion of the symposium which include Domestic Violence/Non-Violence, Health & Wellness, & Economic Empowerment courses.  CETA will be hostingthe City of Atlanta Health & Wellness 5k; where all objectives surrounding health & wellness can come together to spread the news about the ultimate goal of being a healthier nation.

In addition, CETA is an official partner of the City of Atlanta & the Centers of Hope. In the fall of 2013, CETA Inc. partnered with Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed and his Centers of Hope to implement “TRUE WEALTH” an after-school program for youth and young adults that promotes holistically identifying and developing their strengths and talents.   

CETA Foundations objective is to focus on the importance of education, technology, leadership and character building, and of course health and wellness. CETA’s innovative programs and services focus on the whole person and improve the quality of life.

CETA’s innovative programs and services using the S.T.E.A.M. platform allows us to focus on the whole person and improve the quality of life. Health and wellness are also determined in part by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and support available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships.

CETA provides services and programs surrounding health and wellness to individuals of all ages with are target demographic being 8-18 years old assisting them with the understanding that achieving health requires more than just controlling diseases.

CETA believes that healthful social conditions can ensure that all members of society benefit from the same opportunities, and population health is also of critical importance to national prosperity and security.

Meet the Board of Directors

Stevie Baggs Jr.

Stevie Baggs Jr. is a three-time All-American and a graduate of Bethune Cookman University. Many know him for his athletic career in the NFL and CFL. Recognized as the only athlete to play for 11 professional football teams, Baggs accounts how his experience prepared him for a purpose beyond the stadium with his newly released book, titled Greater Than the Game. Since his 10 years in football. Baggs has empowered the youth...

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Lola Robinson

While working in the banking industry as an Assistant Branch Manager, Lola was introduced to the world of Telecommunications when she started her first job as a billing analyst for Microtel, in Boca Raton Florida. Microtel went through a myriad of mergers and acquisitions and eventually became MCI/Worldcom. During this transition, Lola held several positions, which included, but were not limited to the following...

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Demetrice Thomas

Demetrice Thomas joins the CETA foundation as an Operations Technician for Gannet Company and 11Alive News, Director of Productions for Imperial Productions and Manager of Operations for Deeply Rooted Natural Hair Care Centers. With a BS in Broadcasting and over 11 years experience in the industry, she has written, produced and directed commercials, reality show treatments, corporate training videos...

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