Founded in 1996 to provide schools, community service providers, and audiences purpose development education and films to empower urban at-risk youth with hope, purpose and life-skills.

Meet our Team

Adam Ybarra

Founder. Author. Filmmaker.

Loves People. Loves God. Loves Education. 

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Growing up in a single parent home on welfare surrounded  by drugs and gangs, to a life of success and influence. Adam served as Oakland Raiders Team Chaplain for 12 seasons. (Appointed by Head Coach Jon Gruden) Adam has spoken to New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, and University of Oregon. He has been featured in New York Post, San Jose Mercury News, Bloomberg.com, and Detroit Free Press. Adam created the innovative high quality Raising Expectations Standards and Honor 180 (RESH 180) curriculum designed to set in motion purpose thinking. Adam produced an Award Winning Documentary “Making Of A Gangsta” recently signed for Distribution in Late 2019. 

Dan Ordaz

Co-Founder

Enjoys going to Africa on Missionary trips. 

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Anna Ybarra

Public Relations

Loves to share our purpose to the world. 

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Jennifer Rascon

RESH 180 Instructor

From RESH 180 student to RESH 180 teacher. 

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Mari Rubio

RESH 180 Instructor

I love coaching students to see their greatness and potential.  

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Chantel Tomei

RESH 180 Instructor

Love to help youth become purpose driven. Check out my youtube channel thebluenosepitbull.

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Tim Rubio

Curriculum Developer

Impacting a young life with purpose is what gets me up in the morning. 

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Headquarters

190 Martha Street San Jose, CA 95112

Phone (408) 258-8564

info@thetenaciousgroup.com