Snoop Dogg has announced a partnership with entertainer Tommy the Clown to created a new organization called C.L.O.U.T. Foundation (Changing Lives One Youth at a Time).
The new foundations goal is to provide creative and social outlets for at risk teens, in an attempt to steer them away from drugs and gangs.
"As a youth I had one teacher who really pushed me to be the best and gave me an outlet to really feel like I could be somebody and I became successful partly because of his belief in me, Snoop Dogg told AllHipHop.com in a statement. I want to give that to the kids so they know there is more to life than the street hustle or crime. I have been friends with Tommy the Clown for years and see what he has done for so many people; this partnership is very important to me."
The first event organized by C.L.O.U.T. will be a monthly Battle Night, where teens from the Los Angeles area can go to showcase their poetry, dance, song, comedy or drama.
Tommy the Clown, known for his Krump style of dancing, has performed at countless music industry related events and has entertained for superstars like Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer and others.
I am honored to partner with Snoop and establish an opportunity for the kids in our community, Tommy the Clown stated. When you have clout, you have strong influence. I believe the clout both Snoop and I have will help influence these kids to make some positive decisions about their future.
Tommy the Clown is currently preparing for a national workshop tour that will teach children and adults how to master Krumping.