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 01: Leader’s Mentality

Leadership isn’t a title; it’s not a class; and it’s certainly not what you tell everyone you are. Leadership is a mentality and an attitude that you have to wake up with every single day. In this first episode of season five of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike shares his philosophy on leadership and the lessons he’s learned as leader of his non-profits, The Bay and Skate For Change. 


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Season 1

Youth motivational speaker Scott Backovich inspires viewers to “complain less, give more” and think about what they have to give back to others.

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