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Horizons-Upward Bound

Mission and Goals

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    The mission of the Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) program is to prepare students who have limited opportunities from the Detroit Metropolitan area to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. We academically support the efforts of the students’ home school by providing services that assist students in pursuing and achieving their dreams and goals for their academic endeavors and beyond.

  • Goals

    GOAL I
    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.


With the guidance of faculty from Cranbrook Schools, Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) began at Cranbrook in 1965 under the "Horizons" banner with a grant from the Ford Foundation. That same year, the U.S. Department of Education started the nationwide "Upward Bound" program as part of President Johnson's Great Society. When it became apparent that the local "Horizons" and the national "Upward Bound" programs were essentially the same, Cranbrook applied for and received a federal Upward Bound Grant in 1966 that resulted in what became Cranbrook Schools Horizons-Upward Bound.

Upward Bound is one of eight programs categorized as a TRIO program. TRIO programs are designed to identify promising students, prepare them to do college-level work, provide information on academic and financial aid opportunities and provide tutoring and support services to students once they reach campus.

The TRIO programs are:
• Upward Bound
• Veterans Upward Bound
• Upward Bound Math & Science
• Talent Search
• Student Support Services
• Educational Opportunity Centers
• Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement
• Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs


The Horizons-Upward Bound advisory board has members from Wayne and Oakland Counties, Cranbrook and Horizons-Upward Bound alumni, as well as leaders from the professional, business and non-profit communities:

Joseph B. Anderson, Jr. Otto Kern, C ’70
Lowell W. Baker, III Brian T. LaFerriere
Beatrice Banks Michael N. Lynch
The Honorable Sidney Barthwell, Jr., C '65 Mark L. Reuss, C ’82
Connie Colman, K ’72 Ahmad Roby, H ‘89
Jay Cooke Dr. Michael Stafford
William Finnicum Paul Tobias
Linda Gillum, Ph.D. Robert P. Ufer
Phebe V. Goldstein Joseph Washington, H ’68
Phyllip Hall, H/C ’84 Elizabeth L. Willoughby
Marquita Harris Sylvia, Esq., H/K '82
Michael J. Hermanoff, C ’57 (Chair)
James B. Jenkins, Jr.
C=Cranbrook, K=Kingswood, H=HUB

Ex-Officio Members:
Dominic A. DiMarco
Cranbrook Educational Community
Arlyce Seibert
Director of Schools
Cranbrook Schools
Dr. Darryl L. Taylor, H/C’70
Director, Horizons-Upward Bound

HUB Directors

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  • Darryl L. Taylor. D.D.S.

    Dr. Taylor, H/C'70, is the first HUB graduate and Cranbrook alumnus to direct HUB.  He credits the program for making possible all his successes in life.
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  • Eddie L. Green, Ed.D.

    Dr. Eddie Green strongly advocates advancing and defending the ideal of equal educational opportunities for all young people.
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  • William Max Washington

    Bill Washington joined HUB in 1966 and worked closely with associate director George Bibbs, to enhance the winter phase of the program.
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  • Ben Snyder, Sr.

    Founder and Director Emeritus

    Ben M. Snyder III, the first director of Horizons-Upward Bound, was a man of faith and vision.
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Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
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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