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 2


Welcome to the second season of The Harbor by Jostens!

If you could be doing anything 10 years from now, what would it be? In this episode, Mike talks about the opportunities that can come from taking your dreams off the shelf. He also talks about the importance of living a purpose and passion-filled life.  All of it together adds up to be the legacy you leave behind. What do you want your legacy to be?

Tune into The Harbor by Jostens each week to hear from Mike and guests as they cover a wide range of topics designed to build character in students and a positive culture on campus.

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Season 1

Azie Tesfai achieved her dream of becoming an actress, but still felt unfulfilled. It was only when she learned about the needs of a school in her family’s home country that she realized her greater purpose.

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Season 1

Mike discusses his views on success and what we can do to get one step closer to fulfilling our dreams.

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