24 Mar
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You Have the Power to Change the Future of a Student

Meet Mary and Doug Reilly from Toronto and their KKIS scholarship student Marlyn. Mary and Doug have started a scholarship program for Marlyn that will keep her in school until she graduates from high school and the promise that if she does well, they will fund her University costs also. They donate once a year […]

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15 Jul
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CETMAR High School Graduation

Graduation ceremony was held in the Salon Platinum Yucatan del Hotel Grand Riviera Princess for CETMAR (Centro de Estudios Technologicos del Mar #36) high school students July 11, 2016. Five of the graduates were KKIS scholarship students. The kids were dressed to beat all: long dresses, hair piled high and suits with ties. This was […]

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15 Jul
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Graduation Party for KKIS Scholarship Students, 2016

The KKIS Scholarship Program for high school students in Playa del Carmen has 11 graduates this year. They were celebrated with a party at El Jardin restaurant with 120 people in attendance: family, friends, mentors, teachers and the KKIS Board of Directors. It was a wonderful experience with good food, music and only a few […]

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23 Mar
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KKIS Pizza Party for Scholars and Mentors

Fred Uriarte, the KKIS Project scholarship program organizer, planned a pizza party for all 32 of the KKIS high school scholarship students and their mentors last Saturday, March 19. Each of these students receives help with school fees, uniforms, school supplies, books and transportation which cost about $500 USD per student for a full year. […]

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05 Dec
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Posada at CETMAR High School with Value Traded Mentors, 2015

Value Traded, a business in Playa del Carmen, approached KKIS a few months ago asking how they could help. It was suggested that they pay for scholarships of students at CETMAR high school in the Villas del Sol neighborhood. Their employees would become mentors for 15 young people, meeting them at least once each month […]

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30 Aug
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KKIS Scholars Meet Their Mentors

KKIS has taken another leap forward to help the students of Playa del Carmen stay in school. With the aid of funding from our annual auction last March and many generous donations we selected 16 public high school students to assist. Public high school in Mexico is not free. There are school fees, state fees […]

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22 Jul
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KKIS To Give Scholarships

KKIS is taking a big step forward! In addition to giving a record 1,187 bags of supplies to students in need this year, we have established a small scholarship program, giving outstanding students who cannot afford it, the opportunity to attend high school (preparatory). Building on our relationship with the Nicte Ha and Cristo Rey […]

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