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