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Horizons-Upward Bound

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  • The funds used for the support of the Horizons-Upward Bound Program come from several sources:

    the Horizons component is funded by friends (corporations, foundations, individuals); the Upward Bound component is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Horizons-Upward Bound has moved through a period of considerable growth since its inception in 1965 when it began with 52 students and now serves nearly four times that number. Private support to HUB results in additional students participating in the program, and strengthens the entire program. Contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations are key to HUB's ability to continually strengthen itself by attracting a qualified staff, offering modest incentives for student achievement and increasing the number of in-class days.
HUB Endowment
Horizons-Upward Bound’s mission, “preparing students with limited opportunity from the Detroit metropolitan area to enter and succeed in post-secondary education,” is our mantra. Your gift to HUB’s comprehensive endowment fund is the commitment we need to sustain the program for future generations.

Government funding is not guaranteed. In 2007, there was an effort to defund Upward Bound programs nationally. Given the very tentative circumstance of federal funding, HUB is determined to raise an endowment to sustain itself. Our goal is to fully endow Horizons-Upward Bound and eliminate the need for the federal grant.

We need to raise at least $10 million to create an endowment that when combined with HUB’s annual fund donations, will guarantee that a minimum of 200 students annually can participate in the program regardless of the availability of federal funds. Without this endowment, we continue to be dependent on the federal grant.

How You Can Help
By making a significant gift to the HUB Comprehensive Endowment Fund, you will join a network of supporters who ensure that this program will always be available for deserving students from the Detroit metropolitan area.

By contributing $100,000 to the endowment fund, you will support one student position in perpetuity in the program. The cost for one student per year is $5,000.

By sponsoring a three-year scholarship of $100,000, a HUB student can attend Cranbrook-Kingswood Upper School for his 10th, 11th and 12th grade years. HUB prefers a three-year scholarship, as once a student becomes a HUB Scholar, it is important that they have the opportunity to graduate from Cranbrook. A $600,000 contribution will endow the scholarship in perpetuity. Your contribution, at any level, is encouraged and welcomed.

HUB Annual Fund
During founder Ben Snyder’s tenure as director, a group of volunteers began raising money from private sources to supplement the government grant, giving HUB the distinction of becoming the only Upward Bound program to do so, which still holds true. Today, the annual fund drive raises an amount equal to the federal grant and allows us to serve more students than the average program and offer expanded services such as an annual college tour, a wilderness program, the HUB & CK community garden, a health and fitness initiative, as well as additional academic support.

Questions?
Contact Ms. Sommer Brock (248) 645-3137 sbrock@cranbrook.edu


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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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