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Joining the Horizons-Upward Bound Program

HUB is a year-round intensive academic program that supplements and supports the efforts of the student’s high school.  Subsequent to completing the 8th grade, students join HUB the summer prior to their freshman year of high school.  HUB has two components: a 6-week Summer Residential Component and a 24-Saturday Academic Program.
Interested students and parents, please open the link and complete and submit the new student/parent application.  In addition, your school counselor and teachers must complete the recommendation forms linked below.  Please know, it is essential and necessary for the HUB Office to have all forms prior to a student being considered.

Contact Ms. Brenda Gatlin (phone:248.645.3184, email: huboffice@cranbrook.edu).

All forms must have been submitted no later than Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Once the application is complete, we will schedule an interview for both the parent(s) and the student.  Decisions will be mailed out no later than April 30.

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  • About the Program

    HUB operates a 12-month program that is divided into two phases: a six-week summer residential phase, and a Saturday winter phase during the academic year.
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  • Selection

    Admission into the Horizons-Upward Bound program is based on low-income and potential first-generation college eligibility.

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  • Major Initiatives

    • Academic Enrichment Classes
    • Reading Proficiency Program
    • Writing Proficiency Program
    • Blended Learning Math Program
    • Individual Tutoring
    • Learning Style Inventory
    • Pre-College Study Skills
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Smaller Classes
    • Yoga
    • Outdoor Biking
    • Tennis
    • Swimming and Water Safety Program
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Nutrition for Life
    • All Saints Episcopal Church Food Bank
    • Orchards Children’s Services
    • Rebuilding Together Community Project
    • SPARK, LLC - Ohio
    • Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
    • ReStore Habitat for Humanity-Macomb
    • Monarch Wings
    • Micah 6 Community
    • Arts & Scraps
    • Wilderness Experience
    • Urban Community Garden
    • Residential Program
    • Multicultural Activities
    • Field Trips
    • Guest Speakers
    • Leadership Conference
    • Lifeskills Workshops
    • Annual College Fair & Tour
    • College & Scholarship Advising & Assistance
    • Pre-College Workshop
    • ACT/SAT Prep Classes
    • Financial Aid & FAFSA Workshops
    • College Success Profile
    • Career Fit Assessment
    • Resume Building Seminar
    • Oakland University William Beaumont Medical Scholars
    • Financial Literacy Program
    • Homestead Program
    • Virtual Travel
    • Alumni Association

Quick Facts:
  • 1965 - year established
  • 2,800+ Students Served
  • Cranbrook's HUB program is one of the largest Upward Bound programs in America.
  • HUB students come from modest backgrounds and are prospective first-generation college students.