"The world is a better place with you in it."

We are uploading this to our online store soon! Who is excited?!? #youthoutreach #skad #nonprofit

"The world is a better place with you in it."

We are uploading this to our online store soon! Who is excited?!? #youthoutreach #skad #nonprofit

Sitting in the office today reading through these cards from our  #bringyourdarknesstolight campaign from @warpedtour. Our hearts are burdened but we are hopeful for y’all! We are praying for you guys and believing that you will make it through your pain. #youthoutreach #skad #hope (at The Patio)

Sitting in the office today reading through these cards from our #bringyourdarknesstolight campaign from @warpedtour. Our hearts are burdened but we are hopeful for y’all! We are praying for you guys and believing that you will make it through your pain. #youthoutreach #skad #hope (at The Patio)

Warped Tour recap!

Warped Tour has been over for a little under two weeks and our volunteers David & Madison are still trying to rest and wrap their minds around what all happened this summer. I know from first-hand experience, it’s a little overwhelming to process the countless conversations that are had via the SKAD team at Warped Tour. These two finished strong and when I had the chance to be with them for 10 dates, I really felt like I didn’t even need to be there because I saw how hard working they were and I know the Lord was working through them. They were the perfect fit for this summer and I would like to publicly thank them and show them some love for offering up their summer to serve this ministry and the thousands of teens they spoke with this summer. There are so many stories to share, but how do we even begin to choose which ones to share? 
Right now, I am focusing on counting the cards and categorizing them so we can get you guys some statistics on what kind of conversations they had this summer and what the teens were mostly dealing with. So stay tuned for that.
Might I add that we are completely astonished at the Lords provision for this tour. It cost around $18,600 to travel the country, feed the two volunteers, and for promotional material- and every cent we had a need for, came in, just on time. We have you guys to thank, the people that stopped by our garage sale and car wash fundraisers in Tyler, and the teens at Warped Tour that donated for shirts and bracelets to take home to rep SKAD. All in all, we are so thankful to have been taken care of this summer and we could not be more thankful. Right now, our team is already working on next years outreach to make it bigger and better! Also, a little more prepared too-that’ll definitely help.



"The first kid I talked to came in and filled out a card but ran off before I could talk to her. She then came back later that day and to talk about her story of how when he was 14 she went to a summer camp and how her parents never came back for her. For over 3 years her and many others tried finding her parents, but no one could. No warning, no indication of anything was wrong, they were just gone. She was later adopted by her best friends parents, but still struggles with the pain of being left behind and the lack of a fathers love in her life. She said the only time she really ever talked about it was at the confessional (she was raised catholic) and I asked her if he had any feelings of anger towards God for all she had been through. She then told me she doesn’t see how a loving God could let this happen. I talked to her about my anger/frustration with God before I was saved and it led into me sharing that we live in a messed up world, not a perfect one, and how people are flawed and rebel against God and do really messed up stuff sometimes. More often then not, i’s out of our control and it’s not Gods fault. I shared with her how people will let us down, fail to keep promises, hurt us, and abandon us, but that God grieves for us in our struggles and that Jesus understands our struggles. I was able to tell her how we can have a relationship with Him and I shared that God is like a father to the fatherless and how he loves her so much and cares about what she’s going through. She was very encouraged. "  — David Rozier


"A young girl was walking by the tent with a hula hoop and I stopped and asked her to show me what she could do. She was extremely talented and I hugged her after she finished, and then asked her if she knew about SKAD. She hadn’t, so I explained it to her and she instantly wanted to write a card. It stated she was about to go to court for a rape case the next day and she didn’t think she could do it. I immediately embraced her again and just let her cry. We sat and talked for a while about the situation, and how she felt about it. While we were speaking I brought up faith and was instantly moved to be bold in it. I just poured out how much she was worth and that she would not be alone tomorrow. I told her that she was loved so unconditionally and where she can always find peace, love and freedom. While I was talking I got goosebumps, I felt like it hadn’t been me at all! The passion and comfort in what I was saying wasn’t from myself. I asked if I could pray for her and she said yes. It was beautiful. When she left she got my IG, and I asked her to let us know what time her date was so we could continue to pray. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

We want to hear from you about your experience with us at Warped Tour or any festival outreach!


"I visited the tent in march when I went to the south by so what festival. I filled out a card for the ‘Bring Your Darkness to Light’ campaign with personal information, thinking it was going to be put on the board and then that would be it. But when I handed it to this guy, I notice a woman coming up to me (Stella). She asked me about the card and I let her know a little backstory about me and what I put on there. Now, usually when I go to friends for advice or for them to lend an ear, they don’t really care much. But Stella did. She hugged me and I just started crying. I had never really just took a breath and let it out. She knew what I was going through. She cared enough to pull me aside. To talk to me. To listen. And no one had/has ever done that for me. After we talked for a bit, I felt more weightless. Its like, I felt okay. It gave me hope. So when I went to Warped Tour this year at the Houston date, I had to go see her. I hugged her and cried, because I just think of what she’s done for me, to me she did so much. Not even my friends could listen and help me like she did. I recommend this place to my friends. Its feels good knowing you’re not alone. Thank you."  — Amanda

"I visited your tent this year and got to share some wonderful news that I had been clean for 6 months, I remember waiting for my date to get closer so I could tell you guys this and its what kept me strong on rough days. I went through so much since the first time I met you last year, but the idea that I could come and tell Stella that I was six months clean and coming to terms with everything was so empowering for me. Because of SKAD I have found faith, that someone is watching over me. It has made me feel truly blessed to be here. I am here, I may still have my demons, but I am strong enough to fight them. And I truly believe if I hadn’t met you guys last year, a struggling borderline with three attempted suicides and a truly messed up family life I wouldn’t be in as good of a place I am now. Thank you for everything you stand for. Its truly the biggest help I could ever ask for. "  — Geneva

We are so eager to hear more stories trickle in from teens that stopped by our tent this summer. So if you’re reading this and you had an encouraging experience at our tent this summer, please take the time to send us an email or video sharing your experience. 
I know so many lives were impacted greatly from stopping by our tent this summer and we are honored to be able to be a beacon of hope to many and it was truly inspiring to see so many lives to change right before our very eyes. It’s just more motivation to continue going on the tour and spreading truth, hope and love to these teens.


Check out what Madison and David said about their experience:


"If I had to describe my experience working with SKAD over the summer in two words it would be “eye opening”. I have seen first hand the darkness that consumes the lives of our generation, and I’ve seen the perfect love of Christ transform the lives of so many teens, hurting and broken. The experiences had, the relationships developed, and the memories made truly couldn’t have been had in any other environment, and I think the thing I realized more and more on this tour is that this summer working with SKAD on Warped Tour has molded me and developed me in areas of my walk with God that I believe no other environment could, I feel bolder, more compassionate, and comfortable sharing the love of Christ with anyone, in fact some of my favorite people I shared Christ with on this tour were atheist, satanist, homosexuals, hindus, witches, drug addicts, and more. God has truly enlarged my heart for this generation, and has shown me how needed people and organizations like SKAD are in places like Warped Tour."  — David Rozier

"This summer, where do I begin? Just to be offered the opportunity to go on this trip was the start of a life altering journey. God took me through a lot of challenges and taught me a great deal about myself and my obedience to Him just in our preparations for the tour. Through asking me to give up a very important festival, to the obstacles of fundraising, prayer, and working quite a bit more than normal, He began to show me just how majestic He is and how everything is used for His glory. From before we arrived in Texas, and everything started falling into place, I knew that I was getting into something far bigger and better than I’d ever imagined. For the first time in my life, I wanted to wake up to go to "work" and felt like I was right at home. Over the course of the first few days alone, I realized that I could see how every moment of my life truly did build me for this. Those moments that were my darkest, were exactly where I could draw from to have answers for the kids and relate to them on a level that made them feel comfortable . There were many, many times where a kid would write something that I had no answer to, and it was unexplainable how by lifting it up to God suddenly I would just be speaking. It was as if the words just came through me, sometimes quite boldly, offering peace and comfort in light of their situation . I met some of the most incredible kids and people over the last two months. So many kids who came to the tent have won a place in my heart. I cant even begin to explain the love that spread through me from them! Quite often I would ask the kids if they felt they were wanted, loved and beautiful. Following, I would have the opportunity to share with them about Christ’s unconditional love, how He spoke them into existence and how He chose them to be here despite their flaws. The impact on my life upon seeing a recognition in their eyes, and being embraced by them after them writing a card or an emotional conversation was not only healing for me , but help to build strength in my faith that God really does know what he’s doing with our lives. About a week and a half into the summer, I realized that many of the questions I would ask the kids or the truths that I would speak over them were the ones that I needed to answer/believe for myself . Throughout the tour, I began to find myself as the person that Christ called me to be. I was able to listen to others, to be aware of what they needed, and to be open to those who are hurting the most. It wasn’t just the kids then attended the tour who were part of the impact zone. There were some vendors, and bands on the tour were an integral part of the building me up in Christ, or showing me just how burdened for the lost I truly am. During the tour, there were some unexpected things that came up but almost instantly I was able to see His Grace in them! By the end of it I felt proud of myself for one of the first times, and I realized that this was exactly what He had to call me into existence for. I wasn’t proud because I had accomplished something, because none of it was me. I was proud because I felt like I had a purpose, and worth, and I had finally understood my life. There have been many times growing up where my brain could just not process something, or I would be put down and told numerous times that I was handicapped, I wasn’t enough. Through Steal Kill and Destroy reaching out to hundreds of people who are hurting, God showed me just how loved, cherished, and needed I truly was. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

Super exciting news!

On the second to last day of tour, Mr. Lyman himself (the founder of Warped Tour) came out to meet us and thank us for our work on the tour. He told us he wanted to work with us this year to see how he could help us. What a huge blessing that way! Even more exciting though, is on that same day, we were approached by Jessie Owens and Sierra Lyman, who work for Unite the United with Warped Tour and they chose our small nonprofit to receive a $1000 grant! They told us the money is to prepare us to come back out next year because they value and believe in the youth outreach we are doing on the tour. What an honor it was to receive that and to be hand picked by those ladies. 




So, what’s next?



We have a few things we are working on for the rest of 2014 and early 2015 and we are excited to share them with you.

We are planning to start our after school programs at the Tyler building in October. Right now, we will only launch one program (ex, guitar lessons or photography classes) a month, until we have a better handle on how it functions. That will last for the rest of 2014.

We will work on recruiting volunteers from churches and college ministries. So at this time, myself and a few others are working on the specific needs we need filled.

There will be a banquet fundraiser in January 2015. This will be open to the community and we are having it to bring awareness about the ministry and to raise funds for that upcoming year. We will have speakers, testimonies from some teens, food, and much more. We will give updates with this as they come.

I am working on the budget for Warped Tour 2015-4 volunteers, two tents, bus cost, food, insurance, merchandise, etc. We want to be prepared for this upcoming year.

Last and very exciting. The plan to launch community nights in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston early next year. Be praying for the right volunteers to come along.

So, that’s what I am working on with our board. Super exciting to have a team of people believe in the vision for this ministry and give their time to help see it become a reality.



If you haven’t committed to monthly giving, I urge you to pray about it. We need more people to pour into this ministry financially to help with the continued growth. So if you believe in what we are doing for this generation, please pray about giving. You can do it online or send in a check to our office. It’s tax deductible as well. Click here to read more about how to donate or click the ‘Donate Now’ button.



Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We look forward to the growth in the next year and having you guys be a part of every step.

-Stella Malone
Founder & Executive Director

Warped Tour recap!

Warped Tour has been over for a little under two weeks and our volunteers David & Madison are still trying to rest and wrap their minds around what all happened this summer. I know from first-hand experience, it’s a little overwhelming to process the countless conversations that are had via the SKAD team at Warped Tour. These two finished strong and when I had the chance to be with them for 10 dates, I really felt like I didn’t even need to be there because I saw how hard working they were and I know the Lord was working through them. They were the perfect fit for this summer and I would like to publicly thank them and show them some love for offering up their summer to serve this ministry and the thousands of teens they spoke with this summer. There are so many stories to share, but how do we even begin to choose which ones to share? 
Right now, I am focusing on counting the cards and categorizing them so we can get you guys some statistics on what kind of conversations they had this summer and what the teens were mostly dealing with. So stay tuned for that.
Might I add that we are completely astonished at the Lords provision for this tour. It cost around $18,600 to travel the country, feed the two volunteers, and for promotional material- and every cent we had a need for, came in, just on time. We have you guys to thank, the people that stopped by our garage sale and car wash fundraisers in Tyler, and the teens at Warped Tour that donated for shirts and bracelets to take home to rep SKAD. All in all, we are so thankful to have been taken care of this summer and we could not be more thankful. Right now, our team is already working on next years outreach to make it bigger and better! Also, a little more prepared too-that’ll definitely help.



"The first kid I talked to came in and filled out a card but ran off before I could talk to her. She then came back later that day and to talk about her story of how when he was 14 she went to a summer camp and how her parents never came back for her. For over 3 years her and many others tried finding her parents, but no one could. No warning, no indication of anything was wrong, they were just gone. She was later adopted by her best friends parents, but still struggles with the pain of being left behind and the lack of a fathers love in her life. She said the only time she really ever talked about it was at the confessional (she was raised catholic) and I asked her if he had any feelings of anger towards God for all she had been through. She then told me she doesn’t see how a loving God could let this happen. I talked to her about my anger/frustration with God before I was saved and it led into me sharing that we live in a messed up world, not a perfect one, and how people are flawed and rebel against God and do really messed up stuff sometimes. More often then not, i’s out of our control and it’s not Gods fault. I shared with her how people will let us down, fail to keep promises, hurt us, and abandon us, but that God grieves for us in our struggles and that Jesus understands our struggles. I was able to tell her how we can have a relationship with Him and I shared that God is like a father to the fatherless and how he loves her so much and cares about what she’s going through. She was very encouraged. "  — David Rozier


"A young girl was walking by the tent with a hula hoop and I stopped and asked her to show me what she could do. She was extremely talented and I hugged her after she finished, and then asked her if she knew about SKAD. She hadn’t, so I explained it to her and she instantly wanted to write a card. It stated she was about to go to court for a rape case the next day and she didn’t think she could do it. I immediately embraced her again and just let her cry. We sat and talked for a while about the situation, and how she felt about it. While we were speaking I brought up faith and was instantly moved to be bold in it. I just poured out how much she was worth and that she would not be alone tomorrow. I told her that she was loved so unconditionally and where she can always find peace, love and freedom. While I was talking I got goosebumps, I felt like it hadn’t been me at all! The passion and comfort in what I was saying wasn’t from myself. I asked if I could pray for her and she said yes. It was beautiful. When she left she got my IG, and I asked her to let us know what time her date was so we could continue to pray. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

We are so eager to hear more stories trickle in from teens that stopped by our tent this summer. So if you’re reading this and you had an encouraging experience at our tent this summer, please take the time to send us an email or video sharing your experience. 
I know so many lives were impacted greatly from stopping by our tent this summer and we are honored to be able to be a beacon of hope to many and it was truly inspiring to see so many lives to change right before our very eyes. It’s just more motivation to continue going on the tour and spreading truth, hope and love to these teens.


Check out what Madison and David said about their experience:


"If I had to describe my experience working with SKAD over the summer in two words it would be “eye opening”. I have seen first hand the darkness that consumes the lives of our generation, and I’ve seen the perfect love of Christ transform the lives of so many teens, hurting and broken. The experiences had, the relationships developed, and the memories made truly couldn’t have been had in any other environment, and I think the thing I realized more and more on this tour is that this summer working with SKAD on Warped Tour has molded me and developed me in areas of my walk with God that I believe no other environment could, I feel bolder, more compassionate, and comfortable sharing the love of Christ with anyone, in fact some of my favorite people I shared Christ with on this tour were atheist, satanist, homosexuals, hindus, witches, drug addicts, and more. God has truly enlarged my heart for this generation, and has shown me how needed people and organizations like SKAD are in places like Warped Tour."  — David Rozier

"This summer, where do I begin? Just to be offered the opportunity to go on this trip was the start of a life altering journey. God took me through a lot of challenges and taught me a great deal about myself and my obedience to Him just in our preparations for the tour. Through asking me to give up a very important festival, to the obstacles of fundraising, prayer, and working quite a bit more than normal, He began to show me just how majestic He is and how everything is used for His glory. From before we arrived in Texas, and everything started falling into place, I knew that I was getting into something far bigger and better than I’d ever imagined. For the first time in my life, I wanted to wake up to go to "work" and felt like I was right at home. Over the course of the first few days alone, I realized that I could see how every moment of my life truly did build me for this. Those moments that were my darkest, were exactly where I could draw from to have answers for the kids and relate to them on a level that made them feel comfortable . There were many, many times where a kid would write something that I had no answer to, and it was unexplainable how by lifting it up to God suddenly I would just be speaking. It was as if the words just came through me, sometimes quite boldly, offering peace and comfort in light of their situation . I met some of the most incredible kids and people over the last two months. So many kids who came to the tent have won a place in my heart. I cant even begin to explain the love that spread through me from them! Quite often I would ask the kids if they felt they were wanted, loved and beautiful. Following, I would have the opportunity to share with them about Christ’s unconditional love, how He spoke them into existence and how He chose them to be here despite their flaws. The impact on my life upon seeing a recognition in their eyes, and being embraced by them after them writing a card or an emotional conversation was not only healing for me , but help to build strength in my faith that God really does know what he’s doing with our lives. About a week and a half into the summer, I realized that many of the questions I would ask the kids or the truths that I would speak over them were the ones that I needed to answer/believe for myself . Throughout the tour, I began to find myself as the person that Christ called me to be. I was able to listen to others, to be aware of what they needed, and to be open to those who are hurting the most. It wasn’t just the kids then attended the tour who were part of the impact zone. There were some vendors, and bands on the tour were an integral part of the building me up in Christ, or showing me just how burdened for the lost I truly am. During the tour, there were some unexpected things that came up but almost instantly I was able to see His Grace in them! By the end of it I felt proud of myself for one of the first times, and I realized that this was exactly what He had to call me into existence for. I wasn’t proud because I had accomplished something, because none of it was me. I was proud because I felt like I had a purpose, and worth, and I had finally understood my life. There have been many times growing up where my brain could just not process something, or I would be put down and told numerous times that I was handicapped, I wasn’t enough. Through Steal Kill and Destroy reaching out to hundreds of people who are hurting, God showed me just how loved, cherished, and needed I truly was. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

Super exciting news!

On the second to last day of tour, Mr. Lyman himself (the founder of Warped Tour) came out to meet us and thank us for our work on the tour. He told us he wanted to work with us this year to see how he could help us. What a huge blessing that way! Even more exciting though, is on that same day, we were approached by Jessie Owens and Sierra Lyman, who work for Unite the United with Warped Tour and they chose our small nonprofit to receive a $1000 grant! They told us the money is to prepare us to come back out next year because they value and believe in the youth outreach we are doing on the tour. What an honor it was to receive that and to be hand picked by those ladies. 




So, what’s next?



We have a few things we are working on for the rest of 2014 and early 2015 and we are excited to share them with you.

We are planning to start our after school programs at the Tyler building in October. Right now, we will only launch one program (ex, guitar lessons or photography classes) a month, until we have a better handle on how it functions. That will last for the rest of 2014.

We will work on recruiting volunteers from churches and college ministries. So at this time, myself and a few others are working on the specific needs we need filled.

There will be a banquet fundraiser in January 2015. This will be open to the community and we are having it to bring awareness about the ministry and to raise funds for that upcoming year. We will have speakers, testimonies from some teens, food, and much more. We will give updates with this as they come.

I am working on the budget for Warped Tour 2015-4 volunteers, two tents, bus cost, food, insurance, merchandise, etc. We want to be prepared for this upcoming year.

Last and very exciting. The plan to launch community nights in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston early next year. Be praying for the right volunteers to come along.

So, that’s what I am working on with our board. Super exciting to have a team of people believe in the vision for this ministry and give their time to help see it become a reality.



If you haven’t committed to monthly giving, I urge you to pray about it. We need more people to pour into this ministry financially to help with the continued growth. So if you believe in what we are doing for this generation, please pray about giving. You can do it online or send in a check to our office. It’s tax deductible as well. Click here to read more about how to donate or click the ‘Donate Now’ button.



Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We look forward to the growth in the next year and having you guys be a part of every step.

-Stella Malone
Founder & Executive Director

Warped Tour recap!

Warped Tour has been over for a little under two weeks and our volunteers David & Madison are still trying to rest and wrap their minds around what all happened this summer. I know from first-hand experience, it’s a little overwhelming to process the countless conversations that are had via the SKAD team at Warped Tour. These two finished strong and when I had the chance to be with them for 10 dates, I really felt like I didn’t even need to be there because I saw how hard working they were and I know the Lord was working through them. They were the perfect fit for this summer and I would like to publicly thank them and show them some love for offering up their summer to serve this ministry and the thousands of teens they spoke with this summer. There are so many stories to share, but how do we even begin to choose which ones to share? 
Right now, I am focusing on counting the cards and categorizing them so we can get you guys some statistics on what kind of conversations they had this summer and what the teens were mostly dealing with. So stay tuned for that.
Might I add that we are completely astonished at the Lords provision for this tour. It cost around $18,600 to travel the country, feed the two volunteers, and for promotional material- and every cent we had a need for, came in, just on time. We have you guys to thank, the people that stopped by our garage sale and car wash fundraisers in Tyler, and the teens at Warped Tour that donated for shirts and bracelets to take home to rep SKAD. All in all, we are so thankful to have been taken care of this summer and we could not be more thankful. Right now, our team is already working on next years outreach to make it bigger and better! Also, a little more prepared too-that’ll definitely help.



"The first kid I talked to came in and filled out a card but ran off before I could talk to her. She then came back later that day and to talk about her story of how when he was 14 she went to a summer camp and how her parents never came back for her. For over 3 years her and many others tried finding her parents, but no one could. No warning, no indication of anything was wrong, they were just gone. She was later adopted by her best friends parents, but still struggles with the pain of being left behind and the lack of a fathers love in her life. She said the only time she really ever talked about it was at the confessional (she was raised catholic) and I asked her if he had any feelings of anger towards God for all she had been through. She then told me she doesn’t see how a loving God could let this happen. I talked to her about my anger/frustration with God before I was saved and it led into me sharing that we live in a messed up world, not a perfect one, and how people are flawed and rebel against God and do really messed up stuff sometimes. More often then not, i’s out of our control and it’s not Gods fault. I shared with her how people will let us down, fail to keep promises, hurt us, and abandon us, but that God grieves for us in our struggles and that Jesus understands our struggles. I was able to tell her how we can have a relationship with Him and I shared that God is like a father to the fatherless and how he loves her so much and cares about what she’s going through. She was very encouraged. "  — David Rozier


"A young girl was walking by the tent with a hula hoop and I stopped and asked her to show me what she could do. She was extremely talented and I hugged her after she finished, and then asked her if she knew about SKAD. She hadn’t, so I explained it to her and she instantly wanted to write a card. It stated she was about to go to court for a rape case the next day and she didn’t think she could do it. I immediately embraced her again and just let her cry. We sat and talked for a while about the situation, and how she felt about it. While we were speaking I brought up faith and was instantly moved to be bold in it. I just poured out how much she was worth and that she would not be alone tomorrow. I told her that she was loved so unconditionally and where she can always find peace, love and freedom. While I was talking I got goosebumps, I felt like it hadn’t been me at all! The passion and comfort in what I was saying wasn’t from myself. I asked if I could pray for her and she said yes. It was beautiful. When she left she got my IG, and I asked her to let us know what time her date was so we could continue to pray. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

We are so eager to hear more stories trickle in from teens that stopped by our tent this summer. So if you’re reading this and you had an encouraging experience at our tent this summer, please take the time to send us an email or video sharing your experience. 
I know so many lives were impacted greatly from stopping by our tent this summer and we are honored to be able to be a beacon of hope to many and it was truly inspiring to see so many lives to change right before our very eyes. It’s just more motivation to continue going on the tour and spreading truth, hope and love to these teens.


Check out what Madison and David said about their experience:


"If I had to describe my experience working with SKAD over the summer in two words it would be “eye opening”. I have seen first hand the darkness that consumes the lives of our generation, and I’ve seen the perfect love of Christ transform the lives of so many teens, hurting and broken. The experiences had, the relationships developed, and the memories made truly couldn’t have been had in any other environment, and I think the thing I realized more and more on this tour is that this summer working with SKAD on Warped Tour has molded me and developed me in areas of my walk with God that I believe no other environment could, I feel bolder, more compassionate, and comfortable sharing the love of Christ with anyone, in fact some of my favorite people I shared Christ with on this tour were atheist, satanist, homosexuals, hindus, witches, drug addicts, and more. God has truly enlarged my heart for this generation, and has shown me how needed people and organizations like SKAD are in places like Warped Tour."  — David Rozier

"This summer, where do I begin? Just to be offered the opportunity to go on this trip was the start of a life altering journey. God took me through a lot of challenges and taught me a great deal about myself and my obedience to Him just in our preparations for the tour. Through asking me to give up a very important festival, to the obstacles of fundraising, prayer, and working quite a bit more than normal, He began to show me just how majestic He is and how everything is used for His glory. From before we arrived in Texas, and everything started falling into place, I knew that I was getting into something far bigger and better than I’d ever imagined. For the first time in my life, I wanted to wake up to go to "work" and felt like I was right at home. Over the course of the first few days alone, I realized that I could see how every moment of my life truly did build me for this. Those moments that were my darkest, were exactly where I could draw from to have answers for the kids and relate to them on a level that made them feel comfortable . There were many, many times where a kid would write something that I had no answer to, and it was unexplainable how by lifting it up to God suddenly I would just be speaking. It was as if the words just came through me, sometimes quite boldly, offering peace and comfort in light of their situation . I met some of the most incredible kids and people over the last two months. So many kids who came to the tent have won a place in my heart. I cant even begin to explain the love that spread through me from them! Quite often I would ask the kids if they felt they were wanted, loved and beautiful. Following, I would have the opportunity to share with them about Christ’s unconditional love, how He spoke them into existence and how He chose them to be here despite their flaws. The impact on my life upon seeing a recognition in their eyes, and being embraced by them after them writing a card or an emotional conversation was not only healing for me , but help to build strength in my faith that God really does know what he’s doing with our lives. About a week and a half into the summer, I realized that many of the questions I would ask the kids or the truths that I would speak over them were the ones that I needed to answer/believe for myself . Throughout the tour, I began to find myself as the person that Christ called me to be. I was able to listen to others, to be aware of what they needed, and to be open to those who are hurting the most. It wasn’t just the kids then attended the tour who were part of the impact zone. There were some vendors, and bands on the tour were an integral part of the building me up in Christ, or showing me just how burdened for the lost I truly am. During the tour, there were some unexpected things that came up but almost instantly I was able to see His Grace in them! By the end of it I felt proud of myself for one of the first times, and I realized that this was exactly what He had to call me into existence for. I wasn’t proud because I had accomplished something, because none of it was me. I was proud because I felt like I had a purpose, and worth, and I had finally understood my life. There have been many times growing up where my brain could just not process something, or I would be put down and told numerous times that I was handicapped, I wasn’t enough. Through Steal Kill and Destroy reaching out to hundreds of people who are hurting, God showed me just how loved, cherished, and needed I truly was. "  — Madison Vander Hamm

Super exciting news!

On the second to last day of tour, Mr. Lyman himself (the founder of Warped Tour) came out to meet us and thank us for our work on the tour. He told us he wanted to work with us this year to see how he could help us. What a huge blessing that way! Even more exciting though, is on that same day, we were approached by Jessie Owens and Sierra Lyman, who work for Unite the United with Warped Tour and they chose our small nonprofit to receive a $1000 grant! They told us the money is to prepare us to come back out next year because they value and believe in the youth outreach we are doing on the tour. What an honor it was to receive that and to be hand picked by those ladies. 




So, what’s next?



We have a few things we are working on for the rest of 2014 and early 2015 and we are excited to share them with you.

We are planning to start our after school programs at the Tyler building in October. Right now, we will only launch one program (ex, guitar lessons or photography classes) a month, until we have a better handle on how it functions. That will last for the rest of 2014.

We will work on recruiting volunteers from churches and college ministries. So at this time, myself and a few others are working on the specific needs we need filled.

There will be a banquet fundraiser in January 2015. This will be open to the community and we are having it to bring awareness about the ministry and to raise funds for that upcoming year. We will have speakers, testimonies from some teens, food, and much more. We will give updates with this as they come.

I am working on the budget for Warped Tour 2015-4 volunteers, two tents, bus cost, food, insurance, merchandise, etc. We want to be prepared for this upcoming year.

Last and very exciting. The plan to launch community nights in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston early next year. Be praying for the right volunteers to come along.

So, that’s what I am working on with our board. Super exciting to have a team of people believe in the vision for this ministry and give their time to help see it become a reality.



If you haven’t committed to monthly giving, I urge you to pray about it. We need more people to pour into this ministry financially to help with the continued growth. So if you believe in what we are doing for this generation, please pray about giving. You can do it online or send in a check to our office. It’s tax deductible as well. Click here to read more about how to donate or click the ‘Donate Now’ button.



Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We look forward to the growth in the next year and having you guys be a part of every step.

-Stella Malone
Founder & Executive Director

Nothing like some laughter after an evening of intense conversation. Tonight at our Tyler community night, we talked about dealing with issues that are often touchy to talk about. What’s something you KNOW you need to face and deal with but you just can’t seem to get yourself there?
I encourage you to walk through the healing because you never know who you can help/comfort by the comfort you yourself have received! ;) #bringyourdarknesstolight #skad #youth #outreach #tylertx

Nothing like some laughter after an evening of intense conversation. Tonight at our Tyler community night, we talked about dealing with issues that are often touchy to talk about. What’s something you KNOW you need to face and deal with but you just can’t seem to get yourself there?
I encourage you to walk through the healing because you never know who you can help/comfort by the comfort you yourself have received! ;) #bringyourdarknesstolight #skad #youth #outreach #tylertx

Cool moment for us today was when @arielforhire stopped by our tent to encourage a girl that participated in our #bringyourdarknesstolight campaign. #warpedtour #iconforhire #skad #nonprofit (at Vans Warped Tour 2014 Salt Lake City)

Cool moment for us today was when @arielforhire stopped by our tent to encourage a girl that participated in our #bringyourdarknesstolight campaign. #warpedtour #iconforhire #skad #nonprofit (at Vans Warped Tour 2014 Salt Lake City)

Down to the last two days @warpedtour! We are enjoying some incredible conversations already, so if you’re in SLC, come by & hang! #skad #warpedtour #brjngyourdarknesstolight #hope #youth #outreach (at Vans Warped Tour 2014 Salt Lake City)

Down to the last two days @warpedtour! We are enjoying some incredible conversations already, so if you’re in SLC, come by & hang! #skad #warpedtour #brjngyourdarknesstolight #hope #youth #outreach (at Vans Warped Tour 2014 Salt Lake City)

We got to end our day in hoodies today! So stoked about this weather in Milwaukee! You guys were awesome today! #skad #bringyourdarknesstolight #warpedtour

We got to end our day in hoodies today! So stoked about this weather in Milwaukee! You guys were awesome today! #skad #bringyourdarknesstolight #warpedtour

Our friend came back for a visit today to give us an update. 😭💞💞❤️ #skad #bringyourdarknesstolight #hope  #warpedtour

Our friend came back for a visit today to give us an update. 😭💞💞❤️ #skad #bringyourdarknesstolight #hope #warpedtour