IMPACT MENTORSHIP is a program founded by Joey Bada$$ — inspired by Unlock Her Potential and Sophia Chang — that provides free mentorship for men of color 18 years and older in the US (including Puerto Rico). We believe wholeheartedly that mentorship can help provide a path to professional and financial independence. In addition to career guidance, one of the most critical gifts the mentees receive is confidence.
Joey Bada$$ is a rapper and actor born and raised in Brooklyn. In addition to his creative endeavors, Joey has always had a deep commitment to service, social impact, and community building--from a free holiday party for his neighborhood YMCA to Hurricane Maria relief. Joey also uses his words to motivate others, as evidenced by his lectures at Harvard and NYU, expanding people's imaginations about the mind and intention of a young rap artist. Each of these steps has led him organically to the founding of ImpactMENtorship.
At 17 years old, he and his Pro Era crew took the rap world by storm with the release of his first mixtape, “1999,” which is now considered a classic. His two subsequent studio albums, “B4.DA.$$” and “All-Amerikkkan Badass,” helped elevate him to become one of the hottest names in music. His standout role in the hit TV show MR. ROBOT put his acting talents on display for the world for the first time and has led to multiple roles since. He recently starred in the 2021 Academy Award-winning Netflix short film TWO DISTANT STRANGERS, where he played protagonist Carter James. He also appears as Unique in the upcoming STARZ original series POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN.