On Wednesday, October 3rd, business law attorney Max Forer presented to Oregon high school athletes involved with their school’s GEAR UP program.  Max shared with the student athletes his experience playing football at the University of Oregon.  GEAR UP’s goal is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary programs. They support middle and high schools in their efforts to set high academic expectations, promote early awareness of college opportunities, and engage students in college and career planning to create a college-going culture over a seven year span (6th grade and on). GEAR UP schools range in size but all serve low-income students in rural communities.  The program was also sponsored by the Timbers, Oregon Sports Authority, and University of Portland.