Kode with Klossy is a coding program founded by model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss that teaches girls to code. The two-week coding camp is completely free, sponsoring girls (or anyone who self-identifies as female) ages 13-18, and encouraging them explore their interests in coding.
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The camp launched in 2015, the year after Kloss took the same course at the Flatiron School for coding. And this summer, it's expanding to 50 camps across 25 cities. Kode with Klossy will grant 1,000 young women the opportunity to learn to code or take their existing coding skills to the next level—free of charge.
The program teaches students the fundamentals of programming, giving them the tools they need to create their own apps, and preparing them to one day launch careers in tech.
"Over the course of two weeks, scholars are introduced to software engineering principles and learn the same programming languages behind apps like Twitter and The New York Times," according to the website. "You work together in teams, collaborating with inspiring instructors and fellow participants, to explore the incredible world of code."
Through a partnership with Teach for America, the program was able to bring on 50 experienced teachers and guest speakers.
Kode with Klossy will be available in 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.