Karlie Kloss Introduces a #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship for Girls

Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss can officially add "philanthropist" to her resume, which already features the roles of model, ballerina, fitness fanatic, baker, and Taylor Swift BFF. Yesterday, the multi-talented model took to Instagram to announce the creation of a new Kode with Karlie Scholarship.

In partnership with the Flatiron School in New York, where Kloss took her first coding course last year, the model is awarding the scholarship to teenage girls across the U.S. with the opportunity to take a two-week course designed to learn the art of code this summer.

"It doesn't matter if you're a fashion model or high school student, understanding code is so important because it's the language that runs our world," Kloss told InStyle. "Young women are shaping the world we live in and code is a tool for us to continue to have a big voice and say in our future."

The 20 girls selected will participate in the school's "Introduction to Software Engineering" course and will build their own app by the end. Scholarship hopefuls must submit a 30- to 90-second video explaining why they should be selected and how they would use "their coding superpowers."

"If one girl leaves the course inspired to keep learning code, I'll be happy," she said. Perhaps Kloss and her army of young women will tow laptops down the runways next season.

Watch the video for more details on Kode with Karlie below.

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