Atlanta Mentors is pleased to announce its 2020 program dates. We are very excited for another successful year and welcoming our incoming apprentices, mentors, and presentors. Registration begins November 1, 2019.
Go to www.atlantamentors.com to complete an application.
2020 Program Dates:
Jan 16/17 (2021)
We are very grateful to 1763 for graciously hosting out 2020 program. 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.”
Atlanta Mentors is excited to announce SimplyShiny as our Apprentice Liason.
Shiny has been incredibly supportive of Atlanta Mentors, and presented “Sexual Assault and Recovery” to our apprentices for our 2018/2019 program.
Shiny is a poly queer dominant woman who has been in the community going on 10 years. The majority of her time has been spent in the Atlanta community with a brief stint in Chicago. She has two psychology degrees, interpersonal psychology and deviant sexuality, is passionate about abuse and trauma education and recovery, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is recently married to ZekeStone, and looks forward to raising their dogs together for the rest of her life.
The Atlanta Mentors 2018/2019 program came to a close last month with our final weekend and graduation. 96 hours of class time, 31 classes, and 3 panels. Whew! A lot of work, time, and energy, but all worth it!
For our last weekend, we welcomed the incomparable Lady D for “Ask Lady D”, during which the apprentices had the opportunity to ask her a myriad of questions. PlaineJane returned to present “Volunteer Coordination” and “Events eXtreme! Planning Successful Kink Events in Your Community”. Our very own MzJewcy presented “Raising Cane”. We also were honored to have MsDDom return to present “Culture & Power Exchange” and Goddessmw present “Sensations with Essential Oils”. The newest addition to our board as Apprentice Liason, SimplyShiny, presented “Sexual Assault and Recovery”. Thank you to all of our presenters, and our apprentices for your hard work and dedication!
The following weekend was our graduation at 1763. Congratulations to our graduates! A huge thank you to 1763 for hosting us, and our volunteers. We are incredibly proud to have Ms_P_105 as one of our graduates. At graduation, we honored Swtmagnolia (“Mags”) for her amazing contributions to our program, and the apprentices awarded PlaineJane as favorite presenter.
Our sincerest appreciation and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed and supported Atlanta Mentors with their time, energy, and donations. We are not stopping! Plans are already in the works for our upcoming 101 program. Stay tuned!
What a weekend of learning we just had! We are finishing up our program strong!
On Saturday, Ms Ice Crysals presented Switching in Play, followed by open practice by our appprentices. In the afternoon, GoddessMW presented sounding. Afterwards, Trinity (writergirl) discussed service dates after which the appprentices did an exercise on service date negotiations. The day ended with Boy Andy’s presentation Service as a Boy.
Sunday began with a title holder’s panel which included Boy Andy, Girl Dale, Tidbit, Quaza, and Pup Kase. James Rawley and TJ also attended as guests of the panelists. In the afternoon, PlaineJane presented Resumes, Owners Manuals & Service Plans, followed-by Food Service by Miss Amy.
Thank you very much to the presenters, panelists, and guests!
Atlanta Mentors hopes everyone had a joyous holidays and is having a wonderful new year.
We were pleased to welcome back our Apprentices, Mentors, and Presentors this past weekend. The second half of our program began with Trinity (writergirl) teaching The Art of the Scene and Accepting Service with Grace. Afterwards, Anna Baxter taught “How to make love to a trans person” where we learned how to be a trans ally and practice body positivity and acceptance. MzJewcy then taught Pushing Boundaries and shared games and ideas on how to scene outside the box. We appreciate all of our panelists and our moderator Savi, who participated in our sexuality panel and shared their personal views on sexuality, gender, and identity. Our weekend of learning ended with Alex (MyLittleFetish) teaching Slaves with Staff: Those that service the ones that serve.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Atlanta Mentors is excited to be at 1763 with Whippersnappers this Saturday for a silent auction between 8pm and midnight. The winner will be announced at midnight. We will have leather, gear, toys, and books. Look forward to seeing you there! https://fetlife.com/events/645211
Atlanta Mentors ushered in another successful weekend that kicked off with a thought-provoking presentation by My Little Fetish titled “I don’t like it…But he prefers it that way!”, which included a discussion of the distinction between hurt vs. harm and suffering as service. The presentation was followed by an overview of the Personal Alignment Tool the apprentices are completing. In the afternoon, Ms Shay presented “Your Kinky Resume”, followed with the apprentices crafting their own resumes. The day ended with PlaineJane’s informative presentation on contracts.
Sunday was a very intense and emotional day for apprentices, presentors, and our roundtable participants. The first part of the day was Mags’ presentation “Rebuilding Trust”. The remainder of the day was the Poly Roundtable, moderated by Vroshnak, which included several people who represented different forms and types of poly, and involved a lively discussion with the apprentices.
To say that the weekend was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster would be an understatement; yet, very powerful and affirming. Atlanta Mentors sincerely apppreciates the time and support of the presentors and roundtable participants for the weekend: My Little Fetish, Ms Shay, PlaineJane, Mags, Vroshnak, SenorBowtie, MsAnnBitch, msannsboy, msannspig, PigsPiglet, Ms. J, Anna Baxter, Karen Roman, karma, and boy D.
Atlanta Mentors reconvenes in January, but the appprentices continue their learning with homework assignments and meetings with their newly assigned mentors. We are look forward to seeing everyone next year. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Our second Atlanta Mentors weekend was a full one for the apprentices. Atlanta Mentors expresses their sincere appreciation to the presenters: Sir Morgan, Ms. P, StrictDave, and Miss Amy, who generously offered their time, energy, and expertise. We would also like to sincerely thank Jaime from 1763.
Saturday was a full day of Dungeon Monitor Training with Sir Morgan. Ms. P presented Diversity Sensitivity and Jaime also participated by sharing her feedback and answering questions.
Sunday morning began with StrictDave’s presentation on Power Exchange Deconstruction, followed by Discipline and Punishment. In the afternoon, Miss Amy presented Saran Wrap Bondage. Afterwards, the apprentices had open practice with the saran wrap.
Our sincerest thanks again to all of the presenters, as well as the fabulous work so far by the apprentices.
Last weekend we were pleased to welcome our apprentices and several of our mentors at our orientation for the 2018 Atlanta Mentors Program. It was a wonderful opportunity for many of us to come together for the first time. We received overwhelming feedback from apprentices and mentors alike about how much they enjoyed the event, how excited they are about the program, and the caliber of the participants. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who attended, our generous sponsors, and those who dedicated their time and energy to such a successful event.