In addition to strutting on runways and gracing magazine covers across the globe, Karlie Kloss is making great strides to ensure women, girls in particular, continue narrowing the gender gap in the tech industry.
For the third consecutive summer, her Kode with Klossy initiative will offer free, two-week summer coding camps for 1,000 girls across the country. Sessions will take place here in New York City in August.
“What we do at Kode With Klossy goes beyond teaching computers science — we empower our scholars to use their coding skills to make a difference in their communities,” Kloss said in a statement.
Kode with Klossy partnered with Teach for America this year to not only create a collaborative and creative learning environment “but build self-confidence, teamwork and communication skills,” Kloss said. The partnership will also include hiring and recruiting instructors who aim to increase access to computer science within their communities and schools.
WeWork will also provide creative spaces where scholars can engage with those within its co-working community at several camp locations camps across the country.
Who can Kode with Klossy?
Kode with Klossy is a hands-on training program for back-end and front-end web and mobile development that will hold 50 camps in 25 cities across the country this summer.
It is open to girls between the ages of 13 and 18 who live within the metro regions of those select cities and can be on-campus for the camps, which are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Previous experience in coding is not necessary to attend.
For more info or to apply for a Kode With Klossy scholarship, visit kodewithklossy.com/campscholarship.