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

EPISODE 13: Freshman Orientation

Starting high school can be quite intimidating, and a lot can change between a student’s freshman and senior year. In this special episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Mike offers advice to incoming freshmen on being yourself, developing healthy habits, and paying attention to the unsung heroes on your campus.

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Season 5
EPISODE 23: The First 10%

Mike believes that the hardest part of starting anything is getting through the first 10%. The first 10% is often difficult, lonely, and more work than…

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Season 4

My Name My Story is an organization that develops changemakers based on the belief that stories inspire empathy and that empathy drives change. Founder Amit Dodani…

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