Karlie Kloss is funding a coding course for young women
‘Kode with Karlie’
Model Karlie Kloss is known for her academic pursuits, and last summer the 22-year-old enrolled on a coding course at the Flatiron School. The two-week long study sparked a keen interest in technology for the Chicago-born beauty – so much so, she wants to spread the coding love.
Kloss took to Instagram last night to announce that she is funding a coding scholarship for young women, in partnership with the Flatiron School. Called 'Kode with Karlie', the course is the exact same one that Kloss took last year, and she is offering 20 women a chance to attend it for free. To apply, budding coding enthusiasts are invited to record a 60-second video explaining why they want to learn the unique tech – the model will hand select the winners, ten women will attend courses in NYC, and the other ten will attend the course across Flatiron School's other locations.
Speaking of the new collaboration, Kloss said that she is passionate about women entering the male-dominated world of coding: "I think it's crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we, as women, have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like."
The deadline for applications is May 1 and the winners will be announced by the Flatiron School on May 10.
I’m so excited to partner with @FlatironSchool to announce the #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship! This summer, 20 young women will have the chance to take the same amazing two week coding course that I took last year. To apply for a spot, record a video telling me why YOU want to learn code. Go to flatironschool.com/kodewithkarlie for more info :)