Month: June 2018

Celebrating Children in Mexico

Celebrating Children in Mexico

April the 30th is a very special day in Mexico as the entire country celebrates Children's Day. We couldn't stay behind, so we joined forces with Hotel Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen to bring joy to children from DIF Playa del Carmen and orphaned girls from Cancun....

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Learning How to Keep Kids in School

Learning How to Keep Kids in School

In 2014, directors at several high schools told us that only 30% of the students who start high school actually graduate. So, in 2015 we started a Scholarship Program that we believed would keep kids in school. We sought out volunteer mentors, paired them each with...

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English Conversation Club

English Conversation Club

Student attendance at the KKIS Conversation Clubs held four days a week in public high schools, hit a record high this year with an average of 30 students voluntarily attending, anxious to improve their pronunciation and to communicate with native English speakers....

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Providing Inspiration

Providing Inspiration

The Connections Program received an injection of high voltage energy as our own Karla Munguia, passionately delivered inspirational talks to 18 classrooms! Drawing on her own amazing life story (Karla was the first Mexican film maker to work on Animal Planet),...

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Supplies for Success

Supplies for Success

KKIS is looking for Volunteers! The ultimate in feel-good volunteering begins in August, when thousands of school supplies need to be packed neatly into a KKIS bags and delivered directly into the hands of a child in need. All of the activities that KKIS undertakes...

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Dreams Built Campaign

Dreams Built Campaign

Dreams become reality, step by step.  There is no magic wand, no special fairy dust that makes them real.  Dreams are built with hard work, determination and often with the help of others.  This year local developer, GMB, is offering to help 35 students...

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Three Mexican Women in KKIS

Three Mexican Women in KKIS

Now, in its seventh year of continued growth, the volunteer working board is bolstering the organizations' strength and staying power by hiring three talented and passionate professionals from Mexico who have previously demonstrated their dedication as volunteers. In...

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Dream Big! (and stop bullying!)

Dream Big! (and stop bullying!)

This year, as part of the KKIS Connection Program, Karla Munguia gave 18 talks to nearly 1,000 Junior High School and High School students about following their dreams. To illustrate her point, she uses the story of her life as the first Mexican wild-life filmmaker to...

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