Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

About the organization

Founded by artist Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization is dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. We emphasize intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.” We celebrate curiosity over gossip. We are a place where people can truly be their weird and wonderful selves. We are funny first, and informative second, hosting the party you want to attend.

History

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls was originally Smart Girls at the Party, a YouTube channel dedicated to encouraging women and men to express themselves. Smart Girls at the Party started in 2007 by Amy Poehler and Meredith Walker and their first video was posted on YouTube in 2008. The YouTube channel has since been changed to Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

The idea came out of us wishing we had a time machine so we could go back to the younger versions of ourselves and let them know it was gonna be ok. We wanted to do a show that we would have wanted to watch at that age. And we knew we wanted to have a dance party at the end. We basically started with the dance party and worked backwards.

– Amy Poehler on how she and Meredith came up with the idea for Smart Girls

Smart Girls at the Party Series

Smart Girls at the Party is a series of videos where Amy Poehler sits down with a smart girl to discuss their passion and how they change the world by being themselves.

Ask Amy

Ask Amy is a series of videos where Amy Poehler answers questions that were sent by fans from all over the world.

Press Coverage

Title
Publication
Date
Inside Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls 10th Anniversary Dinner
Variety
December 11, 2018
How Amy Poehler became a mentor to the teen Internet
Daily Dot
April 7, 2015
Amy Poehler Reaches Out to Teen Girls With Website, Advice Column
ABC News
October 19, 2012
SNL Star Amy Poehler on Her New Online Show “Smart Girls”
Huffington Post
January 2, 2009

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