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Live A Little: Meet Kayla

Kayla is hoping a big sister will reach out to her.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — You wouldn't know it by her purple hair, but Kayla, 9, is not very outgoing at first.

"I'm really shy," she smiled.

She spends a lot of time playing by herself.

"I like to play Barbies most of the time, dolls, art, nail polish, a lot of girlie stuff," Kayla said.

She also likes jumping on the trampoline with her little brother.

Lonnie is a lot of fun, but "he isn't girl," Kayla laughed.

That's why Kayla wants a big sister who knows a little more about girl stuff.

She and more than 100 children are currently on the waiting list for a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, but there are not enough volunteers.

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She's hoping for a big sister who likes gymnastics like she does.

"I'm practicing on my hand stands and my splits," she said.

Kayla says she wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

"I want to teach kids stuff that they don't know yet," she said.

But she needs a little encouragement because she's still learning too.

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