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Black Girl Talks impact community

Missouri State University student mentoring Black high school girl.
MSU students mentor Black high school girls.

Assistant psychology professor leads mentorship program for Black adolescent girls.

Our weekly program, Missouri State Journal, is a collaboration between KSMU Radio and Missouri State University. It's hosted and produced by MSU's Office of Strategic Communication, and it airs each Tuesday morning at 9:45 a.m. on KSMU. 

Black History Month is a time to stop and pay tribute to the contributions African Americans have made to the United States. One of the ways Missouri State is paying tribute is by uplifting Black voices who are making a difference in their community.

Dr. Ashley Payne, assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University, created a mentorship program for local Black adolescent girls called Black Girl Talks.

Payne explains the heart behind Black Girl Talks and the difference it's making in our community.

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Adair Seifert has worked at Missouri State University since 2022. She’s currently the content strategist in the Office of Strategic Communication. She is a content creator and social media manager and has a BS in communication studies from Evangel University.