Character Development. One Episode at a time.


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.

All Harbor episodes are copyright Jostens 2015-2020.

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Season 4


Note: This episode contains in-depth and personal stories of teens dealing with intolerance. It is intended for mature audiences.

In what feels like a divided world, it’s important for students to have conversations with people who are different than them. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike talks to students from different backgrounds about their experiences with intolerance. Together, they game plan for how to be more accepting.

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Season 3

Mike challenges students to ask themselves tough questions and examine where their biases come from so that we can understand that while it’s okay to disagree with someone, it’s never okay to disrespect.

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Season 2

Motivational speaker Aaron Davis shares some of his experiences with intolerance and offers suggestions on how to talk about tolerance and diversity.

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