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We Rise Up 4 Kids

 To help kids deal with the trauma of bullying, 9-year-old Mikaylah Norfolk started We Rise Up 4 Kids with her mom, Monique Norfolk. November 2018
Carolina Hidalgo | St. Louis Public Radio

On the surface, Mikaylah Norfolk is like most kids her age. She likes to play with her three-story Barbie Dreamhouse, dress up her dolls, hang out with her friends and do arts and crafts.

But the 9-year-old Florissant resident is also the founder of an anti-bullying organization.

We Rise Up 4 Kids aims to help kids deal with the trauma of bullying, while also providing mental health resources.

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An organization that aims to help youth deal with the trauma of bullying will host its kickoff event on Saturday.

Mikaylah Norfolk of Florissant founded We Rise Up 4 Kids in June after experiencing intense verbal and physical bullying by a classmate at age 8. Mikaylah says she decided to turn her own trauma into a way to help other kids.