THE HARBOR SERIES
The Harbor Series – Motivate Youth at school, everyday!
The Harbor by Jostens is a free educational video resource for schools that desire to motivate students by providing real outlooks from real people in the hopes that these students will achieve success in the world and the marketplace.
If you are looking for the most impactful motivational speakers, youth speakers, speakers for teachers, then The Fisher Agency is here to help you.
The Harbor, featuring with Mike Smith and guests, has shaped thousands of youth in school. If you are seeking someone to speak at your school or event about improving school culture for the 21st century, The Fisher Agency has the best and most impactful motivational speakers – many of whom have been featured on The Harbor.
INSPIRE THE HOPELESS, EMPOWER THE DREAMERS
Phil Campbell, known to his students as PC, is a 16-year educator with a passion for loving kids. His goal is to assist schools in becoming the best learning environments they can possibly be for students to learn and for teachers to teach. His philosophy to accomplish this is simple: put relationships first, genuinely love one another, and create a sense of family within your school setting.
The educational profession wasn’t always easy for PC until he had a revelation…he opened his heart and started loving his kids. From there, a funny thing happened; they started loving him back. And the rest, as they say, is history.
With educational experience as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and principal, PC has fought the battles on the front lines of education and understands how to win and connect with today’s youth. He was voted by the student body of his high school as the staffulty representative to wear the autographed graduation gown and to speak during the graduation ceremony three years in a row.
Whether it’s motivating students to chase their dreams, inspiring educators to make an immeasurable impact on tomorrow, or revolutionizing the culture and climate of your educational setting, PC has the experience and expertise to help your school attain ROCK STAR STATUS!!!
Phillip Campbell travels from Tennessee
TURNING TRAGEDY INTO TESTIMONY
Kyler Erickson is a professional speaker, director of suicide prevention, and an NCAA All-American. He’s been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo Sports. He’s a member of the 2016 ‘Allstate Good Works Team,’ given to only five basketball players across the country. After witnessing a shooting at his high school, his mission has become very simple; to help as many people as possible, and to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.
Kyler Erickson travels from Nebraska
FIND YOUR SHOVEL
A former pre-school teacher now standing on stages worldwide as the frontman of renowned Boston hardcore band, Vanna – Davey Muise lives his life by following his heart and pursuing his passions without fear of judgment. Despite growing up in a broken home in New England, Davey viewed his situation as an opportunity to overcome his surroundings and use them as a platform to inspire others. He’s harnessed the lessons he’s learned from living through depression, divorce, abandonment, and failure and used them to help inspire future generations to do better.
Davey has dedicated his life to being about people. Whether it’s touring with his bands, producing in a studio or working one on one with students, he takes the values he’s learned with punk rock and brings them to the world. He has brought those ideas to life with his nonprofit Shovel Brand, in which he raises money to help clothe homeless and at risk students in his community and, one day, the globe. Davey’s overall message is sure to hit home with everyone who hears it. Davey’ s mantra is sure to echo in your heart, mind and soul forever: “I believe in you if you believe in me.”
Davey uses his music as a vessel to tell youth across the globe that they are not alone in their fight; that although we may feel weak and useless on our own, we can band together and become a force strong enough to foster real change in our lives and even in the lives of others; that we can “find our shovel” and dig ourselves (and others) out of the negativity we may be buried in.
Today, Davey tours non-stop with Vanna, who have played in front of audiences in over 20 countries and sold nearly 100,000 records worldwide. Davey and his wife are also invested in Hope For The Day, a non-profit organization dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention.
Davey Muise travels from Oregon
PRO WAKEBOARDER & SURVIVOR
Alexa Score is a professional wakeboarder, speaker, author, and cancer survivor. Born and raised in small town Spicer, Minnesota, she hails from humble Midwestern roots but now resides in Orlando, Florida when she’s not traveling the world to wakeboard, speak, and pursue other various endeavors. She has represented numerous global brands including Liquid Force, SPY Optic, Body Glove, LifeProof, Hard Rock Cafe, SeaDoo, and others and has appeared in print and video ads across the globe. She has a plethora of experience in the TV and film industries, including being a TV personality on networks such as MTV, ESPN, and Travel Channel, appearing in the SyFy movie Two Headed Shark Attack, starring in broadcast TV ad’s, and has appeared on multiple live and recorded interviews on news stations across the country. Her story has been featured in countless print publications including and was featured in the 2016 PBS TV documentary, “Adventure Unknown”.
Alexa was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia at age sixteen and has been living with cancer for the past eleven years. While still being treated with a daily dose of oral chemotherapy, she uses her platform to raise money and awareness for multiple charities including The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, BeTheMatch.org, and LIVESTRONG. Alexa’s first book, a candid and insightful memoir depicting her cancer story, will launch in the Summer of 2018. Despite dealing with the constant side affects of cancer and treatment, Alexa has made it a priority to live an active, energetic, and healthy lifestyle. When she’s not wakeboarding, speaking, or writing, she can be found fishing, hiking, volunteering, exploring, surfing, or pursuing one of her other countless hobbies. She looks forward to increasing awareness for her disease, inspiring others, and continuing her adventures for years to come.
Alexa Score travels from Florida
EXCITING, PASSIONATE, REAL.
A native to Imperial, Nebraska, Mike has been speaking professionally for the last 5 years and has been a youth outreach worker for over 10 years. He is the founder and executive director of a 501c3 non-profit in THE BAY and its offshoot, Skate For Change (SFC), both of which have begun to receive national acclaim and support from the likes of Red Bull and State Farm. This past summer, Mike also embarked on his second annual mission of skateboarding across the entire state of Nebraska to raise money for these causes.
Today, Mike spends his days expanding the scope of these ventures. Currently, he is finishing up construction on a 28,000 square-foot facility in Lincoln that will serve as the headquarters for THE BAY and SFC, containing an indoor skatepark, a coffee shop, an art gallery, and a concert venue for local youth to utilize until as late as 2 A.M. on the weekends. Mike has also been traveling the region with his skateboard in tow to help spread SFC to cities like Omaha, Kansas City, Chicago, Cleveland, and the rest of the country. His aim is to one day spread this concept to skateboarders across the world.
Mike is an expert at communicating with kids and encouraging them to make good decisions that lead them to follow their dreams. Mike will come to your school and speak truth and encouragement to your students – he has already made a difference for thousands of students, parents, and administrators across the country!
Mike Smith has been a full-time advocate and resource for homeless and runaway youth for the last two years. He meets them under bridges, in abandoned buildings and while they are train hopping. He works hard to help them get into a stable, safe, and consistent living situation.
Mike understands making poor decisions can get you into a tough spot. He knows about hard circumstances that sometimes influence bad choices. Mike uses these lessons to inspire young people to believe in themselves, to dream bigger and run hard to reach them.
The founder of Bay 198, one of the country’s only nonprofit skateparks, Mike doesn’t just talk about changing lives – he lives it. To raise awareness for troubled youth and funds to help provide them a safe productive outlet, he slept under a bridge for 27 straight nights (many frigid) last winter, and skated more than 430 miles across the state in June 2011.
He is a former All-American college basketball player and avid surfer, snowboarder and skateboarder with more than a decade of experience working with young people. Mike is an expert at relating to young people and communication a message of inspiration and hope that they won’t forget. Students from all walks of life will easily relate to Mike’s message and will be inspired to become the change in their community.
Mike Smith travels from Nebraska
THE POWER OF BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
Obstacles don’t scare Sarah Wells. As an Olympic hurdler and Pan Am Games silver medallist, this Olympian’s reputation was forged through overcoming challenges, redefining realistic, and achieving the incredible. Take her debut at the London Olympics in 2012, which came despite an injury that had her sidelined for months just the year before. While many reminded her to remain “realistic”, Sarah was strengthening a muscle that people couldn’t see – belief. Sarah knew she should have quit at any point during the injury and everyone would have understood. But, she didn’t. Sarah fought to realize her dream and discovered a strength she never knew she had. By the time she was cleared to return to training, Sarah had fostered an unwavering belief in herself, so strong that it fast tracked her to achieving things she had only dreamed of.
Sarah Wells travels from Toronto