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 5

EPISODE 18: Substance Abuse

People turn to substances like drugs or alcohol for numerous reasons, such as dealing with trauma or feeling a general detachment to the world around them. In this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike and guest alum, Austin Eubanks, encourage us to start a dialogue around the reasons why people use substances to cope. 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 1

Student Kyler Erickson shares how he reacted after living through a shooting at his high school and what he had to do in order to overcome his post-traumatic stress.

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