About The Tenacious Group, Inc. 

Founded in 1996 by Adam Ybarra, The Tenacious Group has sought to address an area often overlooked by most social programs. The Tenacious Group saw that many young people lacked hope. They did not seem to have a vision for their futures.  They had no sense of purpose for their lives.  The Tenacious Group Team concluded that without a sense of purpose, young people will not have the proper attitude to assess future opportunities, will lack the resiliency skills needed to overcome personal setbacks, and will lack the motivation needed to develop a roadmap for personal success.  Over the last 20 years, The Tenacious Group Team set out to create a program that would help young people develop a sense of purpose, thereby instilling hope and a vision for their lives.  


The Tenacious Group, Inc. Influences

Santa Clara County, CA - Juvenile Hall

Adams County School District 50, Denver, CO - Ranum Middle School

National Hispanic University Foundation, San Jose, CA - Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy

Young Life - USA Southern Division

East Side Union High School District, San Jose, CA

Yerba Buena High School Campus

Independence High School Campus

Andrew Hill High School Campus

Santa Teresa High School Campus

Good Shepherd Youth Outreach

Serving at-risk youth in Western Washington

Franklin-Mckinley District, San Jose, CA - Sylvandale Middle School

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Carrollton, TX

Perry Middle School, Carrollton, TX

Garland Independent School District, Garland, TX

South Garland High School, Garland, TX

Plano Independent School District, Plano TX

Bowman Middle School (Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten Foundation)

Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, OH

Carl F Shuler High (Cleveland Browns Kenyon Coleman Foundation)

East Orange, New Jersey 

Pride Academy, (New York Jets Jerhico Cothchery Foundation)

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

City of San Jose - San Jose Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force

National Football League - Oakland Raiders, Oakland, CA