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 3

EPISODE 5: JORDIN SPARKS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks shares the emotional story of how her campaign, “I’m M.A.D. (Making A Difference), are you?” was started. Jordin has a passion for making a difference and invites everyone to become a M.A.D. Ambassador.

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Season 2
EPISODE 25: SERVICE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike talks about the importance of service, and distinguishes between volunteering and being “voluntold.”

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Season 1
EPISODE 17: BRENT ARAGON

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Youth mentor Brent Aragon believes that in order to change the world, you must first change your world, namely how you view yourself and those around you.

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Season 1
EPISODE 14: SCOTT BACKOVICH

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – 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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Season 1
EPISODE 13: ROB DYER

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – After losing several relatives to cancer in a six-month period, Rob Dyer took it upon himself to make a change. He started Skate4Cancer, which has raised millions of dollars for cancer hospitals and charities.

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Season 1
EPISODE 12: AZIE TESFAI

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – 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
EPISODE 9: CRITICS VS. CREATORS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Mike describes the difference between the people who are critical of everyone around them and the people who create positivity wherever they go.

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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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