Year: 2020

Beyond Academics

Beyond Academics

While keeping kids in school is the primary mission of the KKIS project, we know that success in overcoming life’s many obstacles comes in large part from lessons we learn outside of the classroom. “We see every student as pure potential. Our ultimate goal is to go...

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Once We Were Strangers

Once We Were Strangers

We once were strangers connected by the common belief in education as a tool to improve individual lives, move people out of poverty and improve communities. Now we are here, together, doing the work! Despite the economic impact of the pandemic, you stepped up,...

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The Changing Dynamic of Learning 

The Changing Dynamic of Learning 

When social distancing first began in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the concept of education and schooling changed almost overnight. Restrictions were established, schools closed, online learning began, and the entire education experience was transformed...

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In Crisis, Values Matter

In Crisis, Values Matter

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light many of the challenges that students in Mexico face on a daily basis, including an alarming lack of computers and internet, poor understanding of software and technology platforms, and having to rely on parents –who are often...

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Real Time Smiles

Real Time Smiles

After a delay of nearly four months caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Keeping Kids in School Project was finally able to deliver the bags of school supplies you so generously donated!   Volunteers, including KKIS Scholars, their parents, sponsors and...

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Success of a Stranger

Success of a Stranger

Don and Darcy Hamlin have been vacationing in Playa del Carmen for the past 16 years. As their love grew for the city, they wanted to become a positive force of change within the community, so they contacted The KKIS Project to get involved. Listen to Don’s inspiring...

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A Story of Triumph

A Story of Triumph

Daniela is one of the first two KKIS university graduates, who was supported by The KKIS Project since she was in high school. Thanks to her generous sponsor, Don Hamlin, she recently completed an Engineer's Degree in Corporative Development and Innovation at...

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Inspiration in a Bag

Inspiration in a Bag

  Cristian is a smart and extroverted 17-year-old who is in his first semester of high school at CECYTE2, a public school in Playa del Carmen. He goes way back with The KKIS Project, who have been a fundamental part of his education from the time he was in...

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The KKIS Project Turns 10 in 2021! 

The KKIS Project Turns 10 in 2021! 

What started in 2012 as a wholehearted mission to collect school supplies for elementary students, has grown into The Keeping Kids in School Project, a non-profit organization that has touched the lives of many over the years. Directly impacting the lives of over...

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The KKIS “Catrina” Contest was a Hit!

The KKIS “Catrina” Contest was a Hit!

Mexico has always had a rich and fascinating culture, and talented artists who are recognized all over the world. When both come together, figures like the iconic “Catrina” are created. Today, we celebrate the art form of the “Catrinas” sharing both the modern...

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