A haunting afternoon sky overlooking South Africa’s famous Tabletop Mountain provides the perfect backdrop for the photograph that launched the amazing journey of the ABC Charity: 500 kids from townships outside Cape Town gathered on Blauberg Beach in April 2012, most of the children had never seen the beach before in their life. The kids posed in the shape of a giant A next to a gentle silver sea. An image of promise and possibility, embraced by legendary human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who called it “a very important project.” Bringing together smiling, laughing children from Africa Tikkun, Project Playground, The Amy Biehl Foundation and Love to Langa, and assembled with assistance from Cape Town Productions, this letter was the first dramatic step in an adventure that would criss-cross continents and gather the promise of the future in a shared spirit of cooperation, optimism and hope. When we were children, we worked to get A’s in school. The children of the ABC Charity show us what it’s like to get an A in life.