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 4

EPISODE 21: JARED LEAF

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Jared Leaf was a great student athlete whose dreams were knocked off track when his college apartment started on fire. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, Jared shares his story with Mike and the lessons he’s learned from the lowest points in his life.

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Season 3
EPISODE 25: PATIENCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The need for instant gratification is growing in our society. On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, speaker Aaron Davis shares the importance […]

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Season 3
EPISODE 21: ALEXA SCORE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – On this episode of The Harbor by Jostens, professional wakeboarder Alexa Score shares what it’s like to live with cancer and still live out […]

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Season 2
EPISODE 26: KEVIN PEARCE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Former professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce shows his resilience as he recovers from a traumatic head injury.

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Season 2
EPISODE 5: RYAN SHECKLER

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler talks about the struggle of going through his parents’ divorce.

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Season 1
EPISODE 19: STEVE ROSENFIELD

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Photographer Steve Rosenfield shares his journey culminating in the “What I Be Project,” a platform which encourages others to share their insecurity with the world.

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Season 1
EPISODE 18: TOMMY REYNOLDS

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Tommy Reynolds lost everything with the market crashed. It took hitting rock bottom for him to find his passion, and it took years of hard work with little return before he achieved his dream.

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Season 1
EPISODE 10: DAVEY MUISE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – Musician Davey Muise shares the story of where he came from, and why he has dedicated his life to helping people “find their shovel” to dig out from their hardships.

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Season 1
EPISODE 6: KEVIN LAUE

COPYRIGHT JOSTENS 2020 – The incredible success story of Kevin Laue, a former Division I basketball player who didn’t let being born with one arm stop him from pursuing his dreams.

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