Mission

Our mission is to improve graduation rates and to prepare students to fundamentally and sustainably change their lives.

KKIS envisions a future where every student graduates from high school.  We work with public school administrators, teachers, students and parents through programs that provide financial assistance, connections and support.

School Supplies

The first week of school, KKIS donors and volunteers give primary and secondary students a year’s worth of school supplies and bring the KKIS Scholars to talk to each classroom about staying in school.

Scholarships & More

High school and university scholarships are awarded to promising students who can{t afford to attend school for financial reasons. All high school scholars attend a bi-weekly  KKIS Advisor Progarm and university scholars participate in our Wings Program. Both programs are designed to give students support and prepare them for life after they finish their studies. Curriculm for each program was developed by youth psychologists and focus n values, life skills and giving back. Volunteers participate as Advisors and Mentors and are role models for the students, inspiring them to reach their goals in life. 

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English Conversation Club

KKIS teams up with public high school English teachers, bringing volunteers to local public schools (and now online via zoom) to help students with pronunciation and conversation. Students who complete a minimum of 12 years of school and who are bilingual have exponentially increased their earning power.

Connections

For young students, KKIS provides inspirational speakers, academic contests and fieldtrips.  Through the Advisor and Wings programs KKIS scholars make connections outside of their communities; they are introduced to contacts in their area of study and job opportunities in the community. They are offered discounts at universities and assistance with the application process. They are given interview coaching and introductions to business owners.

How Can I Help?

Donations of all sizes are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in Playa del Carmen. Please click the DONATE NOW button to make a donation.