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 6

EPISODE 01: Wish. Talk. Do.

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – There are those who wish, those who talk, and those who get out and do the things that matter. To kick off season six of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike talks to blogger and author Alexa Glazer about how she made the decision to stop wishing and talking about her dream and what it took for her to start doing it.

 

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Season 5
EPISODE 25: Dreaming Differently

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – There’s a sense of safety and comfort in looking and acting the same way as everyone else, but if we’re to figure […]

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Season 5
EPISODE 21: Adventure

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike firmly believes that true adventure begins when things don’t go according to plan, and moreover, that we learn who we are […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 26: HIGHER EDUCATION

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Many students believe they have to have their entire future mapped out before they graduate high school. While having a plan laid […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 21: JARED LEAF

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Jared Leaf was a great student athlete whose dreams were knocked off track when his college apartment started on fire. On this episode […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 18: WYN WILEY

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Many young people fall victim to comparing their abilities to that of professionals and become frustrated. It takes time and hard work […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 17: WINONA GUO & PRIYA VULCHI

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – When Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi were sophomores in high school, they didn’t feel there were enough conversations in the classroom about […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 16: HANNAH HUSTON

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – In 2016 Hannah Huston was a finalist on reality TV show, “The Voice,” but before that, she was a pre-school teacher. On […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 14: US THE DUO

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Us The Duo, The husband-and-wife musical team of Michael and Carissa Alvarado, found massive success through social media. On this episode of The […]

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Season 4
EPISODE 12: DANNY SALAZAR

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – In 2016, Danny Salazar won the Jostens Project Yearbook category in the All American High School Film Festival for his film “Part […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 21: ALEXA SCORE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, professional wakeboarder Alexa Score shares what it’s like to live with cancer and still live out […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 8: WINNING

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field, or in the career field, life is full of competition. On this episode […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 1: KELSEA BALLERINI

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Country music singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini talks about the importance of individuality.

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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 2
EPISODE 1: LEAVING A LEGACY

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike poses the question, “What legacy do you want to leave behind?”

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Season 1
EPISODE 18: TOMMY REYNOLDS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Tommy Reynolds lost everything with the market crashed. It took hitting rock bottom for him to find his passion, and it took years of hard work with little return before he achieved his dream.

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Season 1
EPISODE 16: QUANG LE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Photographer Quang Le describes how expressing his creativity through photography helped him channel his social anxiety.

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Season 1
EPISODE 11: AARON DAVIS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Motivational speaker Aaron Davis outlines three important choices we have in our lives and how our responses to these choices will determine our path toward success.

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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 3: SKATE FOR CHANGE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike talks about how he founded his non-profit Skate For Change, its growth into a worldwide movement, and how youth can give their passions a greater purpose.

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