- the only Upward Bound program based at an independent school.
- the largest Upward Bound out of more than 800 programs in the U.S.
- one of the oldest, founded in 1965.
As a supplement to America's primary institutions responsible for weaving strands of our society into a cohesive fabric, the Horizons-Upward Bound Program at Cranbrook sees a future where the nation cares for children, expects their best, appreciates their diversity, invests in their futures, and welcomes their participation in the American dream.
- the most successful program of its kind. Over seventy percent of our students graduate from college within six years of high school completion.
Horizons-Upward Bound is a program where this vision becomes tangible and these ideals are put to the test. We will keep our commitments, and as society supports such endeavors, our cities will become the centers of a strong equitable nation, with urban public and private schools joining together to teach the highest standards of educational excellence and to build our communities with the best talent available.
Mission Statement & Goals
The mission of Horizons-Upward Bound is to prepare students from the Detroit Metropolitan area with limited opportunities to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
HUB will provide a comprehensive residential summer (6 weeks) and academic year (3 Saturdays a month) program that prepares low-income, potential first-generation college students in academic skills that will allow them to persist in secondary and post-secondary education.
HUB will ensure the long-term financial health and stability of the Horizons-Upward Bound Program at the Cranbrook Educational Community and secure the funds necessary to support the priorities and goals of the program.
Students are recruited from middle schools in Detroit, Pontiac and Berkley in the winter of their 8th grade year.
They must meet income guidelines specified by the U.S. Department of Education and be a potential first-generation college graduate. Staff verifies eligibility through school records, W2 forms, federal tax forms and FIA statements. Qualified students are invited to the Cranbrook campus on a Saturday session during the winter phase, tested and interviewed by HUB staff.
A Message from Rick Nahm, President of CEC
|A Call for the Endowment of HUB|
Opportunity. It’s a word we see every day but rarely pause to
contemplate. Nor do we stop and consider how much strength it takes to
make the most of the opportunities that find us. For the young people
of Cranbrook ’s Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) program, taking hold of an
opportunity and making the most of it is what drives them in their
efforts toward academic success and achievement.
A Message from Arlyce Seibert, Director of Schools
At the heart of all our efforts at Cranbrook Schools is the goal of
ensuring that young people are prepared to be their very best in
college and beyond. With this in mind, it is not hard to understand why
the Horizons Upward Bound program at Cranbrook is at once so impressive
and such a central part of what we do.
|Dr. Traci Teasley|
My fondest HUB memories are the gateway of friendship and winning the scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood.
|Elder James Johnson, II|
Success is a journey. Celebrate the progress as you go through the process.
You won't know until you try.
HUB takes great people people and bring out the best of them and in doing so- uplifts our community one student at a time.
I wouldn’t change the opportunities I’ve been afforded through HUB’s guidance.
|Maurice Hill, Jr|
I walked in to HUB as a student, and walked out of HUB as a leader.
My fondest memories of HUB are friends, staff, and activities, especially Homestead.