Karlie Kloss: Coding is cool
Karlie Kloss wants girls to "run the world" with coding.
The 22-year-old model left her job with Victoria's Secret earlier this year to pursue her studies and now it seems she's eager to help others with their education too.
Following a two-week coding class with Flatiron School last summer, the fashion star has teamed up with the establishment to launch Kode with Karlie, a project that will enable 20 high-school girls to attain scholarships to learn the skill. The scholarships will be funded by Karlie.
"Excited to announce the #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship w/@FlatironSchool! Apply and tell me why YOU want to code!http://flatironschool.com/kodewithkarlie," she excitedly tweeted.
"Who runs the world? CODERS! Apply for the #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship @FlatironSchool for your chance to learn code!http://flatironschool.com/kodewithkarlie (sic)"
To be in with a chance, girls need to record a 60-second video that explains why they want to attend the same course the model did and learn to code. Karlie will help pick the winners and send ten of them to the New York school, while the remaining ten will learn across Flatiron's other schools.
Things will move quickly: the application deadline is on May 1 and winners will be announced on May 10.
"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," Karlie explained in a video for Flatiron.
It's not yet known whether this project is a one-off or if Karlie will fund more scholarships in the future.