Karlie Kloss is fashion’s it girl. You might recognize her as a Victoria Secret’s model, or as Taylor Swift’s bff. But she’s also dedicated to education.
After attending the Flatiron School in New York last summer, Karlie Kloss knew she wanted to reach young girls and help them learn to code. This summer she partnered with Flatiron in doing just that. The Kode With Karlie scholarship gave full tuition aid to 20 girls, ages 13-18, who attended this summer.
She is now the face of a new Marc Fisher collection that will give $20 per purchase towards the KwK scholarship.
In an interview with Glamour, Karlie said:
Coding is the way our world is built. Whether it’s software or the human body, everything is communicated in a code...I found tremendous value in having the ability to build code. I was always planning to have a career in science, but the general statistics around women in math and science are not very encouraging, which is why I think it’s so important to get more girls interested. Code is only going to continue to play a major role in defining our future. I think it’s crucial that young women learn to code as early as possible to ensure that we as young women have a voice and a stake in what the world looks like.
Two of this summer’s completed projects were quizzes, a “Guess the Color” game, and a “Death By…” game. It’s a start. With the new Marc Fisher campaign, the number of girl who attend next summer should at least double.