Karlie Kloss Seeks to Inspire Young Girls

In this Internet age of social media, apps and everything at your fingertips, fashion and technology are linked more now than ever before. Karlie Kloss is looking to inspire young women to consider their futures in computer software, a field currently dominated by men.

Kloss, already busy investing in the eco-friendly brand Reformation and being a highly sought after model working on many different campaigns, is taking the time to give back to young girls interested in technology.

A partnership between Kloss and The Flatiron School, a New York institution for adults and children to learn to code, led to a unique scholarship. Kode with Karlie, will provide twenty high school girls across the country free tuition to The Flatiron Pre-College Academy's Introduction to Software Engineering.

The course is a 2 week summer program that Karlie herself took last summer. Kloss explains “I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.” 

Interested students between the ages of 13-18 can upload a 30-90 second video to You Tube explaining their desire to learn how to code before May 1. Winners will be announced May 10.