Mission Statement: Provide high-quality, low-cost BDSM education for all members of community of age 21 or older.
We are excited to announce that we are being hosted by 1763!
Founded in 2003, 1763 “A Deviant Place of Decadence”, the largest Atlanta dungeon, serves the Atlanta, Southeastern, National and International Fetish and BDSM Community, offering a wide variety of events throughout each month in the largest play space in the Atlanta area.
In July 2018, fotodawg and Ms P_105 became the new owners of 1763.
“As you all know 1763 has a long and amazing history of serving the Lifestyle community in a wide variety of ways. We obviously want to continue that legacy and improve it.”
Countdown to orientation:
The Atlanta Mentors is a volunteer run program offering a structured six (6)-month mentorship for members of the BDSM community. This mentorship program is hands-on and combines small group classes and one on one learning. We welcome Mentors, Apprentices, and Presenters on both sides of the slash, including switches. We encourage everyone from all corners of the community to contribute to the success of our Apprentices who are committed to learning. Join us as we offer a diverse educational opportunity to the community.
101 Program Format: This is a skills based program with hands-on practice sessions. For example, you watch a class on flogging. Then with consent, the class takes turns practicing on each other or with their plus-one. The curriculum also includes topics on self journey and identification, negotiations, relationships, dynamics, protocols, toy bags, etc.
201 Program Format: This is a classroom based program with panels and group discussions. The curriculum also includes topics on self journey, contracts, service, community building, formal service, long term relationships, etc.
The non-refundable Apprentice registration donation is $TBA per person.
This is applied to the costs of space rental, CPR/First Aid/DM training, graduation, printed material, and other admin costs. We are fully transparent with our costs and expenses. Details are available upon request.
Our current program is a 101 learning platform.
2021-2022 Program Dates:
July 24 – Orientation
August – 20 & 21, 2022
September – 17 & 18
October – 15 & 16
November – No programming
December – No programming
January – 21 & 22, 2023
February – 18 & 19
March – 18 & 19
April 15 or 16 – Graduation (TBD)
Orientation: This date is for Apprentices and Mentors only. After introductions, we will cover expectations and responsibilities during your mentoring together. Orientation paperwork will be completed and signed. If you are a Presenter and not a Mentor, you do not need to attend orientation. Orientation is mandatory for Apprentices.
Mentoring pairings will be distributed at orientation. This is an opportunity to introduce yourself and become acquainted. One on One mentoring begins at orientation and ends on graduation.
August, September, October: Our program begins with group learning consisting of core lessons that focus on exploring and defining yourself within the BDSM community. All apprentices will be Dungeon Monitor, CPR, and First Aid certified during this time.
January, February, March: During this time, we will continue our core curriculum, hands-on classes, panels, and more.
Mentors role: A mentor is a person who is experienced or knowledgeable in particular area(s) and chooses to share that with others whether one-on-one or in a group setting. Being a Mentor is not a relationship, a power exchange, or role-playing. Both parties are equals; one is not Dominant and the other submissive. A Mentor engages in teaching and sharing experience. There is no fee to be a Mentor.
The time commitment for a Mentor is to attend the orientation and introduce of yourself and your background. Mentor up to three (3) apprentices in a one on one mentoring relationship.
Apprentice’s Role: Apprentices are required to attend all six (6) training weekends. These are full eight (8) hr days (Saturday & Sunday). Homework is assigned and expected to be completed between program meeting dates. Four (4) hours of community volunteer hours are required. You and your Mentors can meet as many times as is needed to achieve your common goal. This may include homework assigned by your Mentor. Mandatory Dungeon Monitor, CPR, and First Aid training is required.
One on One Mentoring: Each Mentor/Apprentice pairing can meet as many times as you like during mentoring period. If you choose to extend that relationship after the program ends, you are encouraged to do so. We ask that you meet at least once face to face. After that, Skype/phone/and email are accepted forms of communication. It is the Apprentices’ responsibility to contact the Mentor and pursue a meeting. When the Apprentice demonstrates the skills they requested to learn, the mentorship can be signed off on as successful. If you meet off-site or share a meal, you will not be expected to pick up the tab for the other person.
How do I apply? Fill out the appropriate application. You will receive an auto-generated email when it’s received. Once it’s reviewed and determined you are a good candidate for the program, Mentors will receive an email and Apprentices will be invited to pay your Apprentice non-refundable registration donation securing your spot in the next class. Our class size is capped at twenty five (25).
Recommended reading list for Apprentices: In order to make sure all Apprentices are familiar with basic terms and beginner information we recommend the following reading materials before entering the program. 1) The Topping Book by Easton, Dossie; Hardy, Janet W. 2) The Bottoming Book by Janet W. Hardy and Dossie Easton and 3) Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny and Raven Kaldera
Guidelines subject to change without notice: Atlanta Mentors program is not a dating (hook-up) group/club, one night stand sex group/club, swingers group/club, online-domination group, nor a prodomme services group/club. Atlanta Mentors program does not encourage such exchange of activities by program participants during the program.
You must be least 21 years of age and above for participation.
You must be respectful of others lifestyle choices/practices, kink and fetishes.
The next program will be a 201 learning platform.
For more information or questions, please email AtlantaMentors@yahoo.com