Character Development. One Episode at a time.

HARBOR EPISODES

The Harbor, featuring Mike Smith and guests, facilitates the teaching of character development in classrooms by showcasing tangible life lessons through a school year's worth of episodes with rich, raw and engaging video content. Designed for the classroom, Renaissance members have access to a downloadable critical thinking discussion guide to foster student-led discussions for each episode

All six seasons and 160 episodes are listed below, with most recent episodes at the top. Use the "Browse by Keyword" link below to see topics covered and filter episodes by topic.

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Season 3

EPISODE 10: AUSTIN EUBANKS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Though a survivor of the tragic Columbine High School shootings, the trauma Austin Eubanks experienced led him down a path of substance abuse and addiction. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Austin shares his story of addiction, recovery, and how he works to provide treatment to those who struggle with substance abuse today. UPDATE: Please note that Austin lost his battle with substance abuse on May 18, 2019. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Season 3
EPISODE 9: SCHOOL SPIRIT

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – A common question among student leaders is, “How do we increase school spirit?” On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 18: NIKKI SIEGEL

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Nikki, the Outreach Director at The Bay, talks about the power of hope for everyone.

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Season 2
EPISODE 15: MENTORSHIP

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike talks about the importance of mentorship and how to be a good mentee.

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Season 2
EPISODE 10: QUINCY

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Musician and actor Quincy Brown discusses the importance of working hard to achieve success, and stresses that greatness is not simply handed to anyone.

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Season 1
EPISODE 10: DAVEY MUISE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Musician Davey Muise shares the story of where he came from, and why he has dedicated his life to helping people “find their shovel” to dig out from their hardships.

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Season 1
EPISODE 8: SELF-TALK

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The way we talk to ourselves can greatly affect our mood, our behavior, and our day-to-day life. In this episode, Mike challenges students to think about how they talk to themselves.

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