With the end of the school year in sight, it’s easy for some students to check out and coast to the end. On the included episode of The Harbor™ by Jostens, host Mike Smith challenges students to remember the goals they set for themselves before the school year started, and to focus on finishing this school year strong and making their impact on campus. This Renaissance Kit will provide materials and ideas to encourage both students and staffulty members to hang in there and finish the school year to the best of their ability.

Finishing Strong USB Drive (1)
This drive contains the following:

  • The Harbor™ by Jostens Season 2, Episode 23: Finishing Strong
  • Finishing Strong Critical Thinking Questions
  • Idea Exchange Flyer for Color Me Grateful Postcards
  • Memes for a Finishing Strong Social Media Campaign

Finish Strong Buttons (1 bag of 50)
Give these buttons to students who could use an extra boost, or to student council members to help them spread the word that your school community intends to finish strong together. Ten each of five different designs are included. Additional buttons are available at

Flower Pen Bouquet (1 pack of 5 pens)
Brighten up and bring a taste of spring to the office with these festive pens that also would be hard for students or teachers to “accidentally” walk away with. Put them in a coffee mug with dark beans for the most realistic presentation. Additional bouquets are available at

Color Me Grateful Postcards (1 pack of 100)
A little reflection on what has gone well this year could be great motivation to keep that feeling going. Have students use these postcards to write meaningful thank you notes to teachers, or use them yourself to thank peers and staff. Additional postcards are available at

Idea Exchange Flyer: Color Me Grateful Postcards (1)
Renaissance is all about sharing great ideas, and the Idea Exchange is where you can find descriptions and photos of what works from schools across the country. An Idea Exchange handout with ideas for using the Color Me Grateful postcards is included in the kit. Visit for many more!

Achieving Your Goals Poster (1)
It’s not just about doing well on this week’s test or even about graduating. It’s about becoming strong and capable people. Put this poster up in a classroom or near the guidance office as a reminder to students of what it feels like to achieve goals and as a reminder to staffulty of the importance of the work they do every day. This photograph, taken by a high school student, was a winner in the Jostens Photo Contest in 2017. Additional posters are available at

Finishing Strong Planner (1)
Organization is key to academic success and The Harbor host Mike Smith has developed a new school planner with quotes and challenge questions to motivate and inspire students as they keep track of assignments and activities. This mini-planner includes the months of March through June 2018 and full versions of the Adventure Log planner for school year 2019 can be customized and ordered at

Download: Finish Strong Memes (4)
Use on Twitter, Facebook, emails, or your district/school website to help establish a culture of support and determination for everyone to finish the year strong. Find the JPEG files on the USB drive or download here:

Courage to Continue

Daily Routine

Keep Moving Forward

What You Become

Need More? For additional items from the kit, contact your Jostens rep or email: