The KKIS Project

Children don’t go to school simply
because they can’t afford it.
Let’s change that!

Scholarships

Increasing graduation rates,
one student at a time.

School Supplies

Helping families.
Inspiring students.

English Conversation Club

Making learning fun.

Connections

Opening doors.
Creating opportunities.

Annual KKIS Gala Image

Join us at The Reef Coco Beach to celebrate the 12th Annual KKIS Gala, “Por el Amor de Aprender” (Love of Learning).

Every Child Deserves an Education

Many children living in Mexico are not able to go to high school because they are charged a fee – it is not free!

It costs less than $2 USD per day to keep a student in high school.

Join KKIS donors and volunteers who are working to expand the number of high school and university graduates in the Riviera Maya!

A Conversation with Marc Pujol, GMB CEO and President of COPARMEX

Pujol discusses sponsoring 35 students to improve education in the Riviera Maya. A prominent leader within the Real Estate Industry, Marc is committed to giving back.

Our Programs

Who Are We?

We are community builders, volunteers, and public school advocates who believe that all children should have a minimum of 12 years of free education. We are products of public school education and believe in the power of education to change lives.

Our mission is to improve high school and university graduation rates one student at a time. KKIS programs combine financial assistance, community connections and educational support to produce an 86% high school graduation rate vs the federal standard of 30%.

What Motivates Us?

KKIS serves children & families in one of the top tourist destinations in Mexico where local people make less than $10 per day. Here families cannot afford the costs of a public education; surviving day to day, week to week requires able bodied family members to work.

Our collaboration with government social services, the department of education and school administrators has revealed an overwhelming need in our community. We see first hand how education can make a difference in an individual’s life and the ripple effect it has throughout a community.

Latest from the KKIS Blog

There is a whole lot going on at The KKIS Project! The KKIS Blog will keep you up to date on the latest news and events. View all posts »

The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The journey to high school and university graduation is one that is seldom completed by most children in Mexico. Although many try, a large majority will ultimately fail, due to the cost of attending, which most parents are simply unable to pay due to their economic circumstances. Less than 38% of adults in Riviera Maya have a high school diploma, and even less have a university degree.

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Some of Our Amazing Sponsors

GMB, GAMA Master Broker
Grupo Events
GUSA Capital
Hospiten
Rotary, Playa del Carmen
SIMCA
The Reef 28, Playa del Carmen
The Reef, Resorts and Spa
EXM, Mexico
Intercam Banco
North American Standards, Playa del Carmen
WestJet

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