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.

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.”

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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.

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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Fundación Sandos Donates a Laptop

Fundación Sandos Donates a Laptop

Sandos Hotels & Resorts donated a laptop to one of our University scholars through Fundación Sandos, A.C.! A few months ago, we were contacted by Ismerai Martínez, Manager at Fundación Sandos, A.C., a Foundation created by Sandos Hotels & Resorts to help Playa...

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KKIS partners with Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya

KKIS partners with Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya

KKIS Scholars who finish High School could have discounts and/or scholarships at Universidad Tecnológica de la Riviera Maya. A few months ago, Malú Martínez, our Connections Program Coordinator, and Fred Uriarte, Board Member and Scholarships Director at KKIS, visited...

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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

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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 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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The 5 Best Cocktail Bars in Playa del Carmen

The 5 Best Cocktail Bars in Playa del Carmen

There’s no better feeling on a sunny afternoon in the Caribbean than sipping on a finely crafted cocktail that’s been shaken to perfection. But whether you’re interested in a classic piña colada, or prefer a modern espresso martini, where are the best places cocktail...

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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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