Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online

Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework.

Melanie Rayford, 18, plans to study software engineering when she enters college this fall. It’s a notoriously unwelcoming field for women of color, but she’s ready for it. Ideas for apps are already popping into her head, like one to streamline route planning for student bus systems.