About Us
Horizons-Upward Bound


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

Meet a HUB Alum

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  • Dr. Traci Teasley

    My fondest HUB memories are the gateway of friendship and winning the scholarship to Cranbrook Kingswood.
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  • Maurice Hill, Jr

    I walked in to HUB as a student, and walked out of HUB as a leader.
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  • John Frame

    I wouldn’t change the opportunities I’ve been afforded through HUB’s guidance.
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  • Phyllip Hall

    My fondest memories of HUB are friends, staff, and activities, especially Homestead.
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Meet Our Director

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  • Dr. Darryl Taylor

    Dr. Darryl Lynn Taylor, H/C '70, became the fourth director of Cranbrook Schools Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) Program in 2010. He 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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Leadership Past and Present

Past HUB Directors

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  • Eddie L. Green, Ed.D.

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  • William Max Washington

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  • Ben Snyder, Sr.

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  • HUB Advisory Board

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

    *HUB alumni

    Ex-Officio Members:

    Dominic A. DiMarco
    Cranbrook Educational Community

    Aimeclaire Roche
    Director of Schools
    Cranbrook Schools

    Dr. Darryl L. Taylor, H/C’70
    Director, Horizons-Upward Bound

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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