Youth Resources

Michael-Waly Community First Award

“You have to do the right thing…You may never know what results come of your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result”. –Mohandas K Gandhi

See attachment



  • Must be a senior

  • Must be a Hudson Resident (can attend any school in the Northeast Ohio area)

  • Must be of good character and have made a significant impact in another life in a positive way (examples include, but are not limited to: bullying prevention, suicide prevention, eating disorder interventions, drug/alcohol interventions, etc.) during high school

  • Nominator can be teacher, peer, or parent



  • Complete the application form and write an essay describing how the nominee impacted another person’s life in a positive way; any supporting documentation to provide extra detail is also accepted

  • Nominator has choice of keeping the essay confidential or sharing with community

  • Committee will verify High School attendance of nominee



  • Apply using the form below

  • Applications are due March 20, 2020

  • Committee will review applications in April and select winner

  • Scholarship winner will be announced at Hudson Community First Spring Luncheon

Michael-Waly Community First Award Application

ESSAY: Please describe in two type written pages or less how the applicant has made a significant personal impact in another life. If you would like to provide supporting statements or information about this specific situation please include in your essay. 


Hudson City Schools

Seton Catholic School

Hudson Montessori School

Western Reserve Academy



ECCOH Preschool - Evangelical Covenant Church of Hudson *

The First Congregational Church Children's Center

Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool *

Hudson Montessori School

The Hudson Presbyterian Church Early Childhood Center

Hudson United Methodist Church Nursery School


Le Chaperon Rouge

Primrose School of Hudson

St. Mary's Preschool

TLC Child Development Center *


Asian Sun – martial arts

Gymnastics World

Hudson Equestrian Center (no website)

Hudson Explorers Aquatic Team

Hudson Girls’ Softball Association

Hudson Hawks Football

Hudson Kiwanis Baseball

Hudson Kiwanis Boys’ Basketball

Hudson Soccer Association*

Hudson United Soccer

N.C. Soccer Club

Tri-County Youth Ice Hockey*

Kibler Dance Academy

Marquette School of Dance

Cuyahoga Valley youth Ballet

Donna Colman School of Dance



Ada Cooper Miller Natatorium – East Woods School

Boston Mills Ski Resort/Brandywine Ski Resort

Boy Scouts of America – Year-round scouting, outdoor & camping experiences

Brandywine Country Club – Public Golf

Cleveland Institute of Art – Art classes

Cleveland Museum of Art – Museum classes

CYO and Community Services

Double Play Family Fun Center – Sports and activities for youth and adults*

Girl Scouts of the Western Reserve, Inc.

Hudson Players – community theater

Young Life



Akron Art Museum

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Hale Farm and Village

The Health Museum of Cleveland

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Cleveland Museum of Art

Great Lakes Science Center

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame



Akron Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hudson City Parks

Summit County Metro Park

Youth Health & Services

American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association of Ohio

Arthritis Foundation

Autism Society of Ohio

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties, Inc.

Cerebral Palsy Group

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron

County of Summit Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

Diabetes in College

Drug Safe Hudson see attachment

Tobacco Free College Campuses

Quit Smoking Community

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital


Counseling & Chemical Assessment Centers

Akron Family Institute

Altieri & Associates

Child Guidance Centers

Community Health Center

New Directions

Summit Psychological Assc.

Townhall II

UHHS Laurelwood Counseling Center of Beechwood


Treatment Centers

Belmont Pines Hospital

Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron

Edwin Shaw Hospital



Connecting Partners

Community First has formed the Healthy Youth for a Healthy Community partnership with the following youth-related organizations in Hudson that speak to the social, physical, emotional and mental well-being of youth. Check out our Community bulletin of events and activities provided by these groups.  Visit our partner sites for more information about what they are doing for youth!


Hudson PTO


Hudson City Police Department

Hudson Library and Historical Society

Hudson City Schools

Hudson Community Foundation

Western Reserve Academy

Hudson Montessori School

Hudson Parent Partnership/CARE

Hudson Preschool Parents

Hudson Community PTA*

Coalition for Children's Mental Health

Music from the Western Reserve

Together We Will Hudson*


Community Groups

Hudson Clock Tower Rotary Club

Hudson Community PTA*

Hudson Jaycees

Hudson Kiwanis

Hudson League for Service

Hudson PTO

Hudson Parent Partnership/CARE

Hudson Preschool Parents

Rotary Club of Hudson

VIP (Vitally Interested People)


Religious Organizations

Christ Church Episcopal

Christ Community Chapel

Evangelical Covenant Church of Hudson*

The First Congregational Church of Hudson (U.C.C.)

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Grace Presbyterian Church (P.C.A.)

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

Hope Community Church

The Hudson Presbyterian Church

Hudson United Methodist Church

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Rejoice! Lutheran Church

Temple Beth Shalom

Good Neighbor


* no website

Contact us at if you would like your organization to be included on this website.

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