The New York Life Foundation is turning its Grief-Sensitive Schools Initiative pilot program into an ongoing, national program.
The foundation announced Wednesday that it plans to train thousands of New York Life employees and agents to offer teachers presentations on grief in schools.
Schools can then apply for grants they can use to get credentialed as grief-sensitive schools.
The foundation joined with the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement to start the Coalition to Support Grieving Students in 2013.
The coalition set up a grief-sensitive school designation pilot program in 2016.