Another example of his “pen and phone” strategy, designed to bypass Congress through the use of executive action and presidential persuasion.

President Obama will announce an initiative on Thursday designed to help keep young minority men in school and out of jail.

The program, dubbed “My Brother’s Keeper,” will ask businesses and foundations to fund programs across the country designed to support men of color in school and reduce their “negative interactions with the criminal justice system.” A White House official told The Washington Post, which first reported the initiative, that those interventions “have been shown to have the greatest impact” on urban youths.

Examples will include efforts to bolster literacy, “disrputing the school-to-prison pipeline,” and initatives designed to prevent “unnecessary confinement” while keeping communities safe, a White House official told The Hill.

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