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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.

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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Graduation: A Powerful Defining Moment

Graduation: A Powerful Defining Moment

Cielo is a proud graduate, who has excelled in everything from the classroom to the #KKISFearGoodbye challenge, inspiring others along the way. She has been a part of KKIS for the past six years, which has allowed KKIS to follow her journey and see her grow into the driven and intelligent woman she is today on her journey to graduation.

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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.”

School supplies for future Doctors, Lawyers and Architects

School supplies for future Doctors, Lawyers and Architects

Kids in public schools screaming with joy that they want to become Doctors, Lawyers, Architects, Teachers, Chefs and Entrepreneurs, received their school supplies in Playa del Carmen. And to make these dreams come true, the first step is to give them the tools. After...

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Volunteer Opportunities

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

Teaching English at the DIF School

Teaching English at the DIF School

KKIS volunteers began teaching English this week at a new school, one that is part of DIF, the Mexico Social Services System which helps vulnerable adults and children. The kids at this school are ages 10-17, many of them are homeless, neglected, dealing with...

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KKIS Changes Schools for English Tutoring

KKIS Changes Schools for English Tutoring

  Since our successful auction several weeks ago, KKIS has been busy making some very exciting changes.  As some of you have heard by now, we have moved our English-teaching volunteering to a new school. Pelopidas was a great partner and it was awfully sad to...

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Community Connections

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

Teacher Ingenuity and Education in Playa del Carmen

Teacher Ingenuity and Education in Playa del Carmen

Meet Sofia, the WhatsApp Teacher. Professor  Mike Humberto Balam is a 2nd grade teacher at Rodolfo Menendez Public Primary School here in Playa del Carmen.  During the past two years, he and his colleagues Carlos Tun Pacheco and Luis Sánchez Azcorra have been studying...

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Change Lives Through Education

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

Annual Report

KKIS 2018 Annual Report

KKIS 2018 Annual Report

The KKIS Project: Investing in education. Investing in Mexico’s future. At KKIS, (Keeping Kids in School), we believe that education is life changing for students, families and communities. Over the past 7 years, our model of augmenting financial assistance with...

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KKIS 2017 Annual Report

KKIS 2017 Annual Report

OUR MISSION: KKIS, (Keeping Kids in School), envisions a future where education in Mexico is affordable for the majority, and where the completion of high school & university becomes more common. KKIS provides financial assistance, educational support &...

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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 »

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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Top 5 Tequila Tastings in Playa del Carmen

Top 5 Tequila Tastings in Playa del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen’s vibrant nightlife is fueled by the country’s favorite liquors: tequila and mezcal. Both spirits are only produced in Mexico and are deeply rooted in the country’s culture.  Tequila or Mezcal? Not sure what differentiates these two agave-based...

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5 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Playa Del Carmen

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself in Playa Del Carmen

When you want to look and feel your best, there’s nothing better than taking a trip to the spa or having some beauty treatments! While you enjoy your Playa del Carmen vacation (or, just a rejuvenating day of pampering if you live here!) you can find a whole host of...

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The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen

The 5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Playa Del Carmen

Playa del Carmen’s relaxed pace of life lends itself to a culture of laid back days at the beach, sunrise yoga, and smoothie bowls. If you’re a vegan and new to town, you might be wondering where to fill up on some wholesome vegan eats. Find out the best vegan...

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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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