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The BAGS Foundation Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Education, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The bags foundation provides disadvantaged youth ("beneficiaries") with enhanced educational opportunities. These opportunities are provided through activities including, but not limited to, sports training, academic tutoring, and other pursuits that have the ability to teach life-skills, provide academic enrichment, and create life-altering opportunities for all who participate in the foundation's programs.

Target demographics: Youth & Families

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,000 people improve their lives

Geographic areas served: Raleigh NC

Programs: Mentoring, Tutoring, Education, Health & Wellness, Fitness, Life Skills, Arts & Culture

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Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The BAGS Foundation along with David West, Coach G, and the Garner Road staff have provided explemary services in male mentorship, athletic skill development and academic support for my son, during his development as a high school student. Wth the help, support and continued guidance, they assisted Moses in completing his high school education, meeting the requirements for the NCAA eligibility center. and college admissions.

The Garner Road staff and coaches were very instrulmental in helping my son obtain-acquire a four year athletic scholarship in Mens Basketball from Georgia Institute of Technology also known as Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. They continue to monitor his athletic and academic progress in his development as a college student.

The mentoring services, athletic training and academic support have proven to extremely beneficial to my son and numerous student athletes in our area.

Thank you for continued support of my son is his development as a young man.

Calla Wright

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a parent of a former AAU basketball player at Garner Road.

During my son’s tenure with the team, he received strong support in the development of athletics skill set, academic performance and character development from the coaching staff, trainers, and mentors.at Garner Road. The coaching staff was extremely helpful in assisting my son in obtaining a college scholarship to one of the leading colleges/universities in the country, The Georgia Institite of Technology.

Today, my son, Moses is a member of the Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball team and he continues to receives strong support from Garner Road Basketball Club staff.as henters his second year as a student athlete at Georgia Tech.

As a single parent, I am deeply grateful for all of the continued support that my son and I continue to receive from Garner Road. and The Bags Foundation.

Martin A.


Rating: 5

I have been involved with the BAGS foundation for over 10 years now. I have been a part of a host of amazing events that the foundation has sponsored or been involved in. Just a few that I can think of are building a stronger Raleigh, After school tutoring, Thanksgiving Turkey give away's and Seniors in motion.
I have first knowledge of witnessed and participating in numerous events that have provided various services to the surrounding community it serves which they would not have access to otherwise.
The BAGS Foundation is the most productive non-profit Organization in know of in Raleigh!


Rating: 5

This foundation really put the kids first and their best interest. The programs offered will help them in their adult lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

To Whom It May Concern:
My son and I have been part of the Garner Road Basketball Club and the David West BAGS Foundation for over 6 years .
As a widow, my son struggled academically/athletically and needed a male role model/mentor to assist him with the passing of his dad.. The BAGS Foundation provided the mentor/male role model support and athletic/ academic coaching/ tutoring services.

During that time the coaching staff provided the necessary academic and athletic support through mentoring . They provided the necessary tutors to assist my son in completing high school, and qualifying as a NCAA Division 1 athlete.
The staff continues to provided nurturing support to assist athletes from various walks of life in becoming successful student athletes.

The David West BAGS Foundation co sponsored " A Single Moms Salute" that provided single mothers with a catered meal, inspirational message, gifts and prizes at an upscale hotel with celebrity guest speakers in the Raleigh Durham area.

As a single mom/widow, I am truly grateful for their support.

Tee W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The bags program is an awesome nonprofit organization that helps the kids in the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked as a Science and Math tutor for the BAGS Foundation for 2 years. Had I not changed jobs and moved away, I would still be there working with the students. The Foundation has done a remarkable job of making sure that the students are priority #1. I collaborated with the organization, student coaches and the parents of each student to help them succeed in their academics. We devised individual success plans for each student which was the first time I had experienced this technique used in a tutoring facility. The plans worked very well for each student. For all 5 of the students that I worked with over a 2 year span, they all increased in grade averages for their academic school year. Not only did they increase, but were on A/B honor roll. I considered it very rewarding to know that when a village comes together to raise the children, the whole community becomes a thriving environment for success. The BAGS Foundation provides that village and adds successful people to ensure the students far exceed their potential. Glad to have been a part of a remarkable organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I LOVE working with amazing Organization always bringing something new to the city for the youth and camps... thank you so much.


Rating: 5

The BAGS Foundation has assisted so many families in so many areas such as our Food Pantry, Working with Habitat for Humanity, and Feeding Veterans during holiday time. They also assist reaching our youth in so many ways with programs like Dental Day, Basketball & Mentoring, Tutoring, and SAT prep and testing for High School students just to name a few projects.

They make sure the needs in the community are met and that families and children have a chance to achieve their goals. I am glad to be associated with them and to help serve in any capacity!