25 Jun
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CETMAR high school Spelling Bee

The first CETMAR high school English language Spelling Bee took place Friday, June 23 at the school in Villas del Sol neighborhood of Playa del Carmen.  14 students volunteered to participate and represented all three years of study. The school community had prepared the outdoor event with balloons and banners. Helpers wore bumble bee outfits […]

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31 Jan
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Conversational English with High School Kids

Twice weekly KKIS Project volunteers (Keeping Kids in School) go to CECYTE high school in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where we practice conversational English with small groups of students. Each day we meet with three classes. Some are quite proficient while others are just getting started with English. Playa del Carmen is a very transient […]

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21 Nov
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Conversational English at CECYTE high school

  This is the final week of Conversational English with high school students at CECYTE. A week of evaluations and then finals will consume the rest of their school semester. We will return again in February. At the beginning of the semester I asked the students how comfortable they were speaking and understanding English on […]

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15 Jul
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CECYTE High School Thanks KKIS for English Help

A couple weeks before school was adjourned for the summer the administrators at CECYTE High School publicly thanked KKIS volunteers for helping twice weekly with conversational English this past Spring and early Summer. The thank you occurred at the weekly gathering of all 600 morning students under the sports dome on campus. We received wonderful […]

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11 Mar
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ALL HANDS Art Project, Bachilleres High School

A few weeks ago the English students we work with at Bachilleres High School each drew an outline of their hands and then colored them brightly and attached their signature. These hands were then cut out and glued together on a large black board to create ALL HANDS. Last week the finished product was presented […]

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12 Dec
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Huge THANK YOU to KKIS Volunteers

The Board members of the KKIS Project would like to thank all the volunteers who have helped so much. You know who you are, but here are some memories from this past year.  Gracias a todo!    

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11 Dec
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Free Theatre Tickets for English Students

    KKIS was contacted by Dada Project production company with an event called “Dreaming of Tomorrow” with visual effects, acrobatic performance and concert which will take place at the new Public Theatre in Playa del Carmen. The theme is Pro-Humanity and Pro-Planet. The company wanted to give back to the community and asked for […]

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09 Dec
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Intensive English Tutoring

Last week KKIS Board members met with Bachilleres high school administrators to clarify our desire to help their students with English and were told that there were 30 current students who had failed their final English exam. They would be given another chance at the test but they needed tutoring now.  Could we come everyday […]

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03 Dec
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Winding Down the Semester with English Tutoring

This fall, KKIS restructured it’s English Program in an effort to put our volunteer time and talent toward helping high school students with their English pronunciation and conversation.  It was not easy leaving the young children at the DIF School, but the high school students at Bachilleres Prepatoria have been an absolute delight. The format […]

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11 Nov
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Snorkeling with CETMAR Students

CETMAR, a technical high school in Playa del Carmen, had asked the KKIS Project if we could provide a group of English speaking people with whom their students could interact on a snorkel trip to Akumal. There were 11 of us and 18 student guides that showed up in front of Mega where a large […]

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