Supermodel Karlie Kloss Announces Kode With Klossy, a Coding Summer Camp for Girls
Supermodel and coding student Karlie Kloss has just announced her latest initiative to help girls aged 13-18 get more opportunities to learn computer programming. It’s called Kode With Klossy, and it’s a two-week summer camp that has just begun to accept applications.
Remember the “Kode With Karlie” scholarship that Kloss organized last year, which awarded twenty-one girls free tuition to Flatiron Pre-College Academy’s computer science course? This is like that, but bigger. Kloss is still partnered with Flatiron for her new summer camp, but her efforts have definitely expanded.
This year, Kloss hopes to accept 80 scholars from the applications, each of whom will get free admission to the two-week coding camp. The scholars who get accepted will attend one of the three summer camp events: there’s one in St. Louis on June 20-July 1, one in New York City on July 11-22, and one in Los Angeles on July 25-August 5.
In an announcement about expanding her efforts since the 2015 scholarship, Kloss wrote:
I’m excited to expand this coding initiative and launch the first Kode With Klossy summer camp. Through our camp, nearly eighty young women in New York, Los Angeles and my hometown of St. Louis will join a community of female coding students to learn the fundamentals of programming Ruby.
The Kode With Klossy curriculum, powered by the learn.co platform and taught by inspiring teachers, is designed to be fun, hands-on and collaborative. Through teamwork and creativity, each student will learn how to use code to build a web app that expresses her personal passions. I’m eager to share this transformative experience with this summer’s group of Kode With Klossy scholars and to continue to grow and build this community of bright young women.
If you know someone who’d be a great fit to apply, tell her to send in an application before April 30th! Applicants should expect to hear back by May 20th.
(via Tech Crunch)
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