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Karlie Kloss' passion for coding hasn't faded. And to prove it, the 25-year-old model and entrepreneur is taking her nonprofit coding program to the next level.
After taking a coding class herself, Kloss launched Kode With Klossy in 2015 in the hopes of making coding lessons more accessible to young girls and inspiring them to pursue careers in the tech industry. Now, the program is expanding its reach by launching 50 coding summer camps in 25 cities across America.
As a result, Kode With Klossy will be able to serve 1,000 girls this year between the ages of 13 and 18. "I wanted to offer that experience and that kind of learning to other girls who also might not have access to it," Karlie Kloss added, "because it's going to continue to be relevant in the world that we live in."
And while that all sounds like very serious, semi-intimidating business, Kloss said the camps are tons of fun. Kode With Klossy works with WeWork to obtain shared workspaces that help build close communities and encourage collaboration, and the program breaks things up with knowledgeable guest speakers, healthy snacks and lunch, and even games.
By partnering with Teach For America, Kode With Klossy has recruited and hired 50 instructors who will learn how to code themselves and lead the summer camps, and also bring their coding curricula back to their communities to teach to others year-round.
Read the full article about expanding girls coding camps by Nicole Gallucci at Mashable.