Abel Solutions to Implement Microsoft Office SharePoint Solutions for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Abel Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, will develop two new websites for the Boys & Girls Club of America. The websites will use Microsoft Office Sharepoint Services and be designed for teens and families.

Abel Solutions, a leading Microsoft SharePoint solution provider, announced today that they have been selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to develop two new web destinations based on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Solution.

"Once the decision was made to utilize SharePoint across our organization, we began searching for professional IT service partners capable of handling our unique requirements," explained John A. Goslin, Vice President, Information Technology, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Abel Solutions was identified early on as a partner that seemed ready to deliver on the technology and to posses the professionalism necessary to lead our projects."

The first project will be a redesign of the popular YNet website, originally launched in 2001 as a members-only community for teens. In conjunction with a re-branding program, Abel Solutions will help BGCA transform the site from an entertainment destination to a teen savvy Club resource that delivers BGCA programs to the Clubs and youth.

"Keeping young people engaged through the teen years is an essential part of our mission," continued Goslin. "We're excited about what we are developing with Abel Solutions' help. We expect it to bring the look, feel and functionality necessary to infuse new life into this teen-focused offering."

The second project will be to create a website for their Kimberly-Clark Family Support initiative, Family PLUS (Parents Leading, Uniting, and Serving). The goal of the website is to provide a collaborative forum for sharing best practices in the development of family strengthening activities. The site will be designed to cater to the professionals and volunteers of the more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs as well as reaching beyond BGCA's own walls to their surrounding communities of schools, businesses, other nonprofit organizations, parents and caregivers.

"Our enthusiasm for working with BGCA goes far beyond innovative use of the technology," stated Kevin Abel, President of Abel Solutions. "We're making a commitment to help them reach their business and community service objectives."

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (http://www.bgca.org) comprises a national network of more than 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, with 4.8 million youth served through Club membership and community outreach, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as "The Positive Place for Kids," the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

Abel Solutions, Inc.
Abel Solutions employs innovative technology to increase the productivity of businesses by making the right information available to the right people at the right time. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Information Worker and Integrated E-Business Solutions, Abel Solutions is widely recognized for their SharePoint-based solutions, custom application development and innovative delivery methodology. Abel Solutions has been delivering custom solutions for businesses, state and local government and non-profit organizations since 1997. For additional information, visit http://www.abelsolutions.com.

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