(Students holding eggs symbolizing future goals during a team-building hike.) 

The Tenacious Group, Inc. a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to empower purpose thinking. Purpose Thinking empowers a person to believe in their unique strengths, capabilities and potential. 

Statistics reveal 3 out 4 youth are trying to find their purpose in life. When a young person (especially at-risk youth who reside in gang and drug infested neighborhoods) lives without a sense of purpose they will not have the proper attitude to assess academic opportunities, will lack resiliency skills needed to overcome setbacks, and tools needed to develop a roadmap for future success. 

We firmly believe each young person has incredible exploits to accomplish and hundreds of gifts & abilities to activate. 

After hundreds of hours of one-one and classroom instruction and data mining, The Tenacious Group, Inc. has created programs, curriculum, workshops, methodologies in experiential learning relevant to urban youth. 

The Tenacious Group is grateful for the generosity of our TEAM OF CHAMPIONS who financially partner with us to help youth become purpose driven.




Join our TEAM of CHAMPIONS with a donation to empower youth


         Your Donation To The Tenacious Group is Tax-Deductible. 

Coming February 2019 - Gang Love 



Download Making Of A Gangsta App - Weekday Motivational Thoughts


Making Of A Gangsta wins 2018 Spotlight Documentary Silver Award

Making Of A Gangsta Interview airing on KTLN TV - 6/28, 6/29, 7/1 


Summer Camp - Teaching Teens to Build Mobile Apps - June 4-8, 2018


RESH 180 Professional Development Training - May 30-31, 2018

Click Podcasts to listen and meet to some incredible Change Makers.

Finalist at 2018 Alternative Film Festival located in Toronto, Canada 

Making Of A Gangsta ...Semi-Finalist at 2018 Los Angeles CineFest 

Introducing Making of A Gangsta Podcasts to Website and Mobile App

Making Of A Gangsta Documentary Officially Selected at 2018 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival April 5-8  Morgan Hill & Gilroy, CA

Tuesday, March 27 - Making Of A Gangsta Training - Los Angeles, CA 

January 30 - Making Of A Gangsta Training... SOLD OUT

Gang Prevention & Intervention Podcasts Coming March 2018

Making Of A Gangsta Documentary... Winner - First Time Filmmaker 

Recent Interview From a Site that Empowers 750,000 Filmmakers. 

 November 7 - Making Of A Gangsta Training...SOLD OUT.

Making Of A Gangsta Nominated for Best Short Film. 

Making Of A Gangsta at Humboldt State University on November 1. 

5 SPACES left for Making of a Gangsta Training on November 7. Click Gang Training to ensure your spot.  

Making Of A Gangsta Documentary was accepted at the 2nd Annual Golden Gate International Film Festival - October 28 & 29

Making Of A Gangsta Training - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Showing Making of A Gangsta on College Campuses:  

Modesto Junior College - October 5 - Open to Public 

San Jose State University - October 10 - In-House showing for SJSU students 

Making of a Gangsta has won an IMPACT DOCS Film Festival Award

Making of a Gangsta Documentary Submitted to Eight Film Festivals

 Professional Development Certification Trainings NOW Available. 

Download our new Making of A Gangsta App 


Upcoming Documentary Screenings 

All Screenings are open to the public. (* indicates In-House Screenings

Dec. 15 - San Jose State University - MLK Library 11:00 AM

*Jan 10 - Yerba Buena High School 

*Jan. 31 - Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley 

*Feb. 8 - Snell Community School

Feb. 8 - Alum Rock Library - 3090 Alum Rock Ave. 95127 - 7:00 PM 

*Feb. 13 - Summit Rainer High School

Feb. 21 - Cambrian Library - 1780 Hillsdale Ave. 95124 - 7:00 PM

March 9 - Santa Clara County Office of Education - 1290 Ridder Park Dr. 95131 - 7:00 PM 

March 22 - Independent Filmmakers - 3301 Lyon Street - San Francisco, 94123 -7:00 PM  (6:00 - 7:00 Meet & Greet) 

*March 23 - Teen Families & Schools Together FAST Program - 7:00 PM

March 28 - Hillview Library - 1600 Hopkins Drive 95122 - 7:00 PM

*April 6 - City of San Jose Safe School Campus Initiative - 7:00 PM

April 20 - St. John's University - Queens, New York - 7:00 PM

*April 25 - Santa Clara County Maximum Security Juvenile Hall

*June 14 - Los Altos School District - Los Altos, CA - 3:00 PM

*June 19 - Blue Light Theater - Cupertino, CA - 10:00 AM

October 5 - Modesto Junior College - Modesto, CA - 7:00 PM

*October 10 - San Jose State University - San Jose, CA - 4:30 PM

November 1 - Humboldt State University - Arcata, CA - 3:00 PM

Making of A Gangsta Trailer