After losing nearly a dozen close friends to gun violence, Arms learned to code in order to build an app to centralize obituaries of those who died by in shootings. At 23, Arms used those same skills to found the technology platform. One of his initiatives teaches at-risk teens the fundamentals needed to excel in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Careers- as a way of preventing gun violence. While building skills are important to keeping kids out of harm’s way, so too is finding healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety or exposure to childhood trauma. The therapy program, kylar.io
for Trauma – pairs individuals with licensed clinical social workers who can help them cope with mental health issues.