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The mission of the Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) program at Cranbrook Educational Community is to prepare students with limited opportunities from the Detroit Metropolitan area to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.

HUB is...

a college-access program founded in 1965 as Cranbrook's "Horizons." In 1966, "Horizons" became "Horizons-Upward Bound" after it was awarded a federal TRIO Upward Bound grant that allowed the program to work with more students. HUB is one of the oldest and largest programs of its kind in the nation.

"Why is HUB so important? As an alumnus, I know first hand what HUB can do for students because of what it has done for me. HUB gave me a vision of what I could be, gave me a pathway of how I could get there and gave me the skill sets to compete when I arrived."

Dr. Darryl L. Taylor, H/C '70
HUB Director, 2010 - Present

A Message From Our Director | 2015: A Reflection on HUB's 50th Anniversary

2015 was a remarkable year for us. In the midst of recognition, reflection, and celebration of HUB’s 50 years of existence, was business as usual for our students and staff. The legacy of the program has always been one of dedication and commitment to the progress of the students it serves. Thanks to the efforts of many, this legacy is being preserved. From the donors to the HUB faculty and staff, from Dominic DiMarco and Arlyce Seibert to the volunteers, everyone’s contribution allows HUB to continue its mission without interruption.

In looking at how our year started, we owe Clay Mathews, Cranbrook Schools Director of Communications, a tremendous amount of gratitude for the remarkable winter edition of “Tradition” which highlighted HUB in an article entitled “Horizons-Upward Bound, Celebrating 50 years of HUB.” It was his superb description of HUB, usage of current and historical photos, articles, and alumni reflections, which ignited a wave of support. The article elevated our visibility and acknowledged our impact, setting us up in the best position to celebrate HUB’s 50th.

On November 14, 2015, the HUB 50th Anniversary Gala allowed us to come together to honor our past, and look forward to the future. The sold-out event included individuals from around the country and indicated how HUB’s community extends beyond metro-Detroit. The Gala displayed a community’s willingness to go the extra mile in helping students who have limited opportunities. Forty-eight alumni attended and for first time since 2010, all four directors were able to meet, share stories and be recognized for their individual and collective efforts in maintaining HUB’s promise. Founding director Ben Snyder’s thoughts regarding the culmination of 50 years, can best be summed up by his closing statement: “The best is yet to come.” If the success of the Gala is any indication of what HUB’s future holds, Mr. Snyder will indeed be correct. As we continue our work into 2016 and beyond, we will look at Mr. Snyder’s words as a measure to live up to. We will continue to seek ways to improve that will help ensure HUB’s longevity and help our students create better futures for themselves.

Thank you for your never ending support and dedication to Horizons-Upward Bound!

Dr. Darryl L. Taylor, H/CK'70
HUB Director, 2010 - Present

View photos from the 50th Anniversary Gala here

A Message from Arlyce Seibert, Director of Schools

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  • At the heart of all our efforts at Cranbrook Schools is the goal ofensuring that young people are prepared to be their very best in college and beyond.

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Meet a HUB Alum

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  • Dr. Traci Teasley

    My fondest HUB memories are the gateway of friendship and winning the scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood.
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  • Elder James Johnson, II

    Success is a journey. Celebrate the progress as you go through the process.
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Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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