Karlie Kloss is out here making some serious moves. Between investing in eco-friendly cool girl brand Reformation, enrolling as a student at NYU and being a jet-setting model, Karlie is building herself into a bona fide mogul. For her latest project, she’s giving back to the community to foster the careers of future women by launching a new scholarship for teenage girls interested in coding.
In partnership with the Flatiron School, an institution that teaches kids and adults how to code, Karlie is helping provide a way for 20 girls across America, age 13 to 18, to take Flatiron’s two week pre-college course in coding tuition free. Of the 20 scholarships, 10 girls from New York will be selected to participate, while the other 10 slots will be awarded to girls from out of state. There are different locations all over the country (Miami, Austin, San Francisco, Greenwich, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles) that non-New Yorkers can visit in order to take the course.
Karlie herself has dabbled in the coding world, having taken a course at the Flatiron School last year. She and the school are inviting girls to record short videos explaining why they want to learn to code in order to be considered for a slot in the program. “Code is only going to continue to play a major role in defining our future,” Karlie said. “I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we as young women have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.”
You can apply for the course online with the application deadline ending May 1. The Flatiron School will announce the 20 winners come May 10.
[via Flatiron School]