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Meet the Match: Sehvilla and Nehvaeh

Every child has potential and could benefit from having an additional role model to help  ignite it. When you volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, like Sehvilla does, you can be that spark. Sign up as a Big today and you can help a child (Little) fully realize the potential they’ve had all along.

Congratulations to Little Sister Nehvaeh and Big Sister Sehvilla on their new mentoring friendship! They are a Community Match, meaning this mentor/mentee pair spends time together in the community for at least two hours, twice a month.


Nehvaeh and Sehvilla met in January, making them the first new match connected in 2023. Their shared love for music and reading makes them an excellent pair!

A radio reporter for WMUK, Sehvilla wanted to become a Big Sister because she wants to contribute positively to the community and the world. This is her second time being a Big Sister; she was matched the first time for over two years until her Little moved to Oklahoma. She is thrilled to be mentoring again!

Nehvaeh, a 6th grader in Kalamazoo, loves Minecraft, reading, and music. She wants to be a doctor when she grows up, and is looking forward to having someone in addition to her family to talk to and hang out with.


Potential mentor/mentee matches are all thought through carefully. Each Little/Big pair has something in common, which acts as a foundation for them to build their friendship on. We call this “intentional matching.” This focus and care help ensure match quality and longevity.

In Sehvilla and Nehvaeh’s match, that foundation is their love for reading. Paired with their shared love for music, they are sure to have a great time together! Learn more about “intentional matching” and how each Little/Big pair is created here.


Big Brothers Big Sisters asks its matches to define goals they would like to accomplish as part of their match. Each match discusses new goals annually.

Nehvaeh and Sehvilla identified the following goals:

  1. Eat healthier foods
  2. Enjoy the arts together
  3. Work on creating more positive relationships with Nehvaeh’s peers

Congratulations, Sehvilla and Nehvaeh! We are so happy to support your match, and can’t wait to hear about all of the fun things you do together!

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