Why the World Needs More Young Creative Entrepreneurs

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It was during a season like this one—full of growth, and change, and crisp, cool air—when I first learned about @kodewithklossy, a scholarship-based summer camp started by Karlie Kloss and founded with the sole intention of teaching girls to code and equipping them to become tomorrow’s leaders in tech and beyond. (The coolest, right?)

And maybe it’s the change of seasons, maybe it’s the thrill of growth—who’s to say—but I woke up at 4:30 this morning thinking about these coding programs for teenage girls, of all these brilliant scholars—these innovators—finally getting the tools and support they need to flourish and gain confidence in tech.

related: how teaching computer science completely changed my life

I still couldn’t sleep, so I listened to Joelle’s Heart to Heart Podcast, the first one, the episode where she talks about being young (she’s 23 too!) and chasing success and earning a place in your field alongside the giants anyway. Of opening doors for others, and not letting small things like age hold you back from stepping into your purpose.

And, on a whim, I googled how old Karlie Kloss was when she founded Kode with Klossy… and guess what? She was 23.

Here’s the podcast episode, if you want to give it a listen. (You should give it a listen.)