Karlie Kloss Is Starting the Coolest Summer Camp for Girls
Karlie Kloss may be one of America’s most sought after supermodels who regularly graces the pages of Vogue and runways of Paris, but what does she do with her downtime? Sure, she sometimes heads to a workout class with her BFF Taylor Swift, but when she’s not getting her sweat on, she can usually be found learning to code. Yes, that kind of code.
The camp, which has aptly been named Kode With Klossy, is open to young women aged 13 to 18 and will take place in Los Angeles, New York and Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis. Over the course of the two-week-long, full-time camp, girls will learn Flatiron’s curriculum and learning platform.
Much like last year’s scholarship, the camp will be free to selected participants. To apply, Karlie asks that you upload a 60-second video to YouTube with the hashtag #KodeWithKlossy that explains how you plan to use your coding superpowers to change the world. Wondering “Where do I start?!” Here’s one girl’s epic winning video from last year to use as inspiration.
We wish you the best of luck, future female coders!
Did you already apply? Send us a link to your admission video on Twitter @BritandCo.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!