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Karlie Kloss Is LVLing Up Her ‘Kode With Klossy’ Program With Teach For America & We’re Totally Geeking Out

Karlie Kloss is a woman of many talents. She’s a model, a spokesperson, an entrepreneur and most importantly, a girl’s girl. The Michigan-native has made it her mission to empower young girls — and let them know that their opportunities are endless and that some of the best opportunities up ahead for young women are in the tech-sector.

Particularly, Kloss says wants to see more girls who code, which means supporting proficiency in programs such as JavaScript, HTML and CSS among other, as she’s shared while promoting her Kode with Klossy program.

The program, according to their website, was founded back in 2015 when Kloss was learning to code herself; it’s open to girls from ages 13-18 and helps to further the knowledge girls need for a future in tech over the course of the two week camp. And Kode with Klossy has grown exponentially since the original launch. In 2017, per 9to5mac.com, just over 300 girls were given the opportunity to attend the 15 camps in 12 cities.

.@KodeWithKlossy 2018 is HERE. We are growing to 50 camps in 25 cities teaching 1000 girls to code. Join us this summer and create the change you wish to see in the world. APPLY! https://t.co/TwQ31lvSI3 ??‍???‍???‍???‍? pic.twitter.com/Fa8POGw0Ek

— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) March 16, 2018

This year, thanks to a partnership with Teach For America, the camp has opened up to 1,000 girls in 50 camps in 25 different cities. The partnership also allowed Kloss to bring in guest speakers as well as a multitude of teachers to help with the girls’ development over the course of the program.

“It’s an exciting next chapter for Kode with Klossy. We’re continuing to grow our camps, the number of camps, the locations of camps, and the programs that we’ll be offering,” Kloss told Teen Vogue. “Beyond just offering Kode with Klossy Camps for girls 13 to 18 to come and learn how to code over two-week summer camps, we also are building out curriculum and building out the teacher training program which has been just an awesome next step for us.”

The camp’s extended city list includes Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tulsa.

Those looking to apply can head to kodewithklossy.com and fill out an application.

I'm a writer from just outside Chicago. I graduated from Purdue University and have been writing for outlets such as HelloGiggles, Elite Daily and itsjustaboutwrite.com as well as my own blog www.gingerandchampagne.com since. I am always interested in cookies and dream about a One Direction reunion once a week. I can talk about books all day or how I want to marry Jake Gyllenhaal. Find me on Instagram and Twitter @missmeganmann.
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