Karlie Kloss Launches "Kode with Karlie," a Scholarship to Teach Girls to Code
Supermodel and cookie business-owner Karlie Kloss has her sights set on a new passion: coding. A year ago, she learned to code with the Flatiron School, and in December she took part in Code.org’s Hour of Code campaign for Computer Science Education Week.
Now, she’s giving the educational experience to 20 other girls, partnering with Flatiron School on the Kode with Karlie Scholarship. The scholarship will give 20 girls across the country free tuition to Flatiron’s Introduction to Software Engineering course. It’s a two-week summer program, available to girls ages 13 to 18.
“Coding is a form of self-expression. It’s a way to turn a cool, innovative idea into a product, website, app, tool, or experience,” Kloss explains in a video introducing the scholarship. “I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.”
Learn more and apply here, then explore more opportunities in the world of code, with Girls Who Code and Reshma Saujani: