The CYD Youth Leadership Programs initially started in response to a recurring theme seen by our founder and CEO, Sugar Ray Destin, Jr., while speaking to youth groups.  The issue was that young people were lacking direction, future goals and long term focus.  As a result, Mr. Destin took time to research leadership principles that were getting results across different industries.  He also pulled from his extensive experience in organizational and corporate leadership.  In July 2014, the first Youth Leadership Program was held at Turner Roberts Recreation Center in Austin, Texas.  After hosting several programs at recreation centers, CYD Enterprises brought the program to local area middle and high schools in Central Texas.


The programs have impacted several hundred students across Central Texas.  We have seen the following results from the young leaders committed to the program:

  • Impacted hundreds of youth across the Central Texas Area
  • Improved school performance, group work and presentation skills of participants involved
  • Improved self-esteem and self-awareness of participants involved
  • Received high praise from participants, parents and program coordinators


CYD Enterprises invites corporations, businesses and other for-profit organizations to participate in the Youth Leadership Programs. CYD Enterprises relies upon the generous contributions of the business community to support our operations and the growth of our programs.

Why sponsor our Youth Leadership Programs?

  • Be part of unique programs that develops youth into strong leaders and successful adults. 
  • Extend your marketing reach to families with children. We reach thousands of families throughout the year and have a large following on social media channels.

CYD Enterprises has developed a two-tier approach:

Corporate Partnership Alliance (CPA) and the Youth Leadership Program General and Single Program Sponsorship Opportunity.  All levels include:

  • Acknowledgment on CYD Enterprises website (including logo and link to your site).
  • Acknowledgment in our monthly newsletters
  • Inclusion in social media outreach to Facebook /Twitter followers and recognition in communication to participant families.


CYD Enterprises has cultivated and sustained a relationship with selected corporations who have provided some of the top educational resources to meet the programming needs of our attendees. Members of the CPA participate with CYD Enterprises in Program building, CYD Enterprises educational strategies, activities and initiatives for a full year annually. Those corporations interested in CPA levels at above $10,000 should contact our President/CEO Sugar Ray Destin, Jr. directly at or call 512.633.9912. 

Please choose one of our Prime Sponsorship Commitment Categories based on the attached sponsorship packet below.

Youth Leadership Program Sponsor Packet (pdf)


Become a Partner

Platinum Sponsor $10,000

Annual Corporate Partnership Alliance (CPA) with CYD Enterprises for $10,000.00


Gold Sponsor

Annual Corporate Partnership Alliance (CPA) with CYD Enterprises for $5,000.00


Silver Sponsor

Annual Corporate Partnership Alliance (CPA) with CYD Enterprises for $2,500.00

Bronze Sponsor

General Corporate Sponsorship of CYD Youth Programs for $1000.00


Corporate Donor

General Corporate Sponsorship of CYD Youth Programs for $500.00


Personal Donation

Personal donation to support CYD Youth Programs for $5 - $499.00