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 6


Mike remembers a time when he expressed his frustration after a game and a team leader deeply moved him with five quietly spoken words: “We don’t do that here.” On this episode of the Harbor by Jostens, Mike Smith explores what living and leading by example means, and how leadership is contagious and can change the culture of a school.

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Season 4

Chad Greenway is a former NFL linebacker who is known for his incredible work ethic both on and off the field, as well as for giving…

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Season 2

Mike talks about the importance of mentorship and how to be a good mentee.

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