The KKIS Blog

There is a whole lot going on at The KKIS Project! The KKIS Blog will keep you up to date on the latest news and events.

University and High School Scholarships

Scholarships tangibly keep kids in school and ensure they graduate with a diploma, giving our students brighter futures.

The Journey to Graduation: 1st Year High School Students

The Journey to Graduation: 1st Year High School Students

KKIS a local charity in Playa del Carmen has many aspects to its programs. One is continuing education through graduation. The journey to graduation for the scholarship students of KKIS begins at various stages in their educational path. In today's blog, we're going...

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The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The Journey to Graduation-Part One: Pedro Guadalupe

The journey to high school and university graduation is one that is seldom completed by most children in Mexico. Although many try, a large majority will ultimately fail, due to the cost of attending, which most parents are simply unable to pay due to their economic circumstances. Less than 38% of adults in Riviera Maya have a high school diploma, and even less have a university degree.

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School Supplies

Like planting a seed, the message given to each student in Mexico receiving school supplies is “staying in school can make dreams come true.”

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at KKIS are powerful ways to help others, have fun, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

Community Connections

KKIS Community connections play an important role in preparing students for real life and breaking the cycle of poverty.

First Tee México Teaches KKIS Scholars Golf!

First Tee México Teaches KKIS Scholars Golf!

First Tee México First Tee México is a program that seeks to influence the lives of young people through educational programs that build character, instill life-enriching values, and promote healthy lessons through golf as a tool of life. They believe golf is a...

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Exciting Winter Celebrations in Mexico

Exciting Winter Celebrations in Mexico

Winter Celebrations in Mexico Winter Celebrations in Mexico are one of the most anticipated celebrations of the year and are strongly influenced by the Catholic religion. They include candle-lit processions, elaborate nativity scenes, Spanish Christmas carols,...

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Advisors Program – Helping 78 kids find their way today

Advisors Program – Helping 78 kids find their way today

"We wanted to help them figure out who they are, where they're headed, and how they're going to get there" - Gayle Collins, Founder of the KKIS Project. This year has been one of the most exciting years for all of us at KKIS. Thanks to an amazing group of donors and...

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Change Lives Through Education

Our mission is to improve graduation rates and prepare students for careers; changing lives through education.

Volunteer for Christmas to Help students

Volunteer for Christmas to help students You spend time sharing good food and great laughs over the holidays. You make treasured memories with family and friends and dive into the carols and Christmas cheer. But you want others to have those same experiences and often...

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Graduating High School in 2023 in Riviera Maya

May this new year bring happiness and success to you, your family, and friends.  After a great year, we are so proud to welcome a new year full of enthusiasm and positivity. Last year, we were able to help a large number of promising students to advance in their...

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Academics advisor’s role in high school

Advisors working with KKIS in The Riviera Maya, come across a vast number of students from all walks of life. In many circumstances students are living in poverty which is beyond their control. Many students from developing countries, like Mexico, dream about a better...

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Annual Report

KKIS 2019 Annual Report

KKIS 2019 Annual Report

KKIS programs support education from kindergarten through university, improving high school and university graduation rates, and fundamentally changing lives. In 2019, 93% of KKIS high school seniors graduated and with your generosity, the number of University...

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Things to Do in the Riviera Maya

We’re proud to call the Riviera Maya home. Below are some of our favorite things to do here. Find More Things to Do »

Top 5 Tours in Playa del Carmen

Top 5 Tours in Playa del Carmen

The Yucatan Peninsula offers many excursion options, both naturally occurring and constructed with tourists in mind. With so many activities and tours available, and vacation time scarce it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when planning to go on a trip or two. Trying to...

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5 of the Best Wine and Beer Bars in Playa del Carmen

5 of the Best Wine and Beer Bars in Playa del Carmen

Needing a break from all the tequila and mezcal offerings in Playa Del Carmen? Bookmark this list of the best places to enjoy a beer or glass of wine in PDC. There are so many restaurants and bars in Playa Del Carmen that it can sometimes feel overwhelming when trying...

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5 Best Scuba Diving Shops in Playa del Carmen

5 Best Scuba Diving Shops in Playa del Carmen

When you’re in the Caribbean, it’s always a pleasure to look out at the turquoise ocean, but have you ever wondered about what there is to see beneath the waves? Scuba diving in Playa del Carmen is a huge attraction, as you can tell by the numerous dive shops in the...

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5 Best Fruiterias in Playa del Carmen

5 Best Fruiterias in Playa del Carmen

Interested in cooking from home while on vacation? Or are you Playense and looking for the best fruiterias in town? We have you covered with the five best fruit markets in Playa Del Carmen. Whether you are looking to grab fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks or take...

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Donations of all sizes are what keeps KKIS going and helping the children in the Riviera Maya.

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