Kode with Klossy Summer Camp for Girls
Forrest, I thought you might find this article interesting. I came across it because it is a story about Karlie Kloss who is a supermodel. She was interested in coding and decided to take a class to learn how it’s done.
“Before my first class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed practically impossible,” says Kloss. “But after just a couple of classes, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone, and I realized coding is about creativity – just like art and fashion – and that women with these skills have the power to shape our future.”
Kode with Klossy empowers girls to learn to code and become leaders in tech. Started in 2014 when Karlie began her own adventure in learning to code, Kode With Klossy hosts girls’ coding summer camps, awards career scholarships to young women developers and helps create a national community changing the role of girls and women in tech.
In 2015, Kode with Klossy helped 21 girls ages 13-18 years old go to a 2 week Summer Camp to learn coding. Students learned about both front-end and back end development, learned the fundamentals of Ruby on Rails, a programming language which a lot of the internet is built. And at the end of the course girls were able to build a complete web app.
In 2016, 80 scholarships were awarded to girls to attend the Summer Camp, and for this summer, Kloss offered 300 young women across the country scholarships. With a Partnership with Ford Motor Company Kode with Klossy is putting on 15 summer camps in 10 cities across the U.S.
Along with www.fordsteamexperience.com, now in its second year, the collaboration is one of several initiatives that Ford is offering to create awareness for its STEAM partners.
Sound like this is right up your alley Forrest.