The Wayside Institute is a non-partisan organization dedicated to reinvigorating national character in America.

- Kim Mayyasi, Founder

Institute's Beliefs


​The Founding Fathers built America using character as the basis for our republic to endure.

The Constitution makes government caretaker of national character with laws and policies that support the Founding Virtues.

The Founders believed the United States was the Enlightenment Age's greatest experiment to test whether public character could sustain a republic. 

The Institute believes America's leaders have abandoned our nation's Founding Character.

The Spirit of 1776 is not dead.
It has only been slumbering.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Wayside Institute is located near the grist mill  at Longfellow's Wayside Inn.