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Flint Smartphone 
Technology Literacy

FSTL will assist residents in learning how to use their smartphones through a series of training sessions to learn basic, intermediate, and advanced functionality. Countless community-serving organizations and agencies utilize social media and electronic platforms to communication services, resources, and engagement opportunities. FSTL will provide demonstrations on how to access Flint resources; such as connecting to local and state law enforcement, family engagement opportunities, activities, and community input sessions which gauge community voice.


Literacy Program

The Flint Smartphone Technology Literacy Program consists of (4) ninety minute modules. Each module will consist of teaching (4) topics related to increasing the personal use of smartphones. One-on-one assistance will be offered to individuals seeking additional help with optimizing their smartphone and personalizing settings.

Step-by-step modules will be available for participants to review on their own time. Content will focus on Apple and Android phones. Additional content on specific topics curated from YouTube and the internet will be made available for individual review.

  • Phone Settings

  • Notifications & Volume

  • Downloading Apps

  • Setting up Email and Social Media

  • Searching the Internet

  • Paying Bills

  • Texting

  • Taking Photos





The Flint Smartphone Technology Literacy (FSTL) listening sessions’ objective was to measure technical competency, obtain community voice, and determine if there was an interest in the program.
Flint Innovative Solutions aims to bridge the gap for underserved populations to existing agencies and their resources by
            Providing technological training to increase knowledge, access, and                    engagement to community resources
            Launching the Flint Eats App (FEA).

The FSTL program looks to serve at least 200
Flint residents over the next twelve-months to:

             Provide adults with opportunities to gain additional education, skills,               and training
             Promote transparency and communication, creating a robust        economic development process through citizen engagement
             Provide youth employment opportunities.

Virtual Training

Join us every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4pm to learn the basic, intermediate and advanced functions of your cell phone! Training is FREE and Social distancing compliant. Masks are required.

To attend our in-person smartphone trainings, please call 810-529-6607 or contact Ms. Beverly at Hasselbring Senior Center.

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Virtual Smartphone
Training Resources


We know there is nothing like in-person or one-on-one and group interaction, but we hope this information will be a resource to our every growing new normal of virtual interaction.

We have done the legwork to present the categories that were outlined by the over 200 participants of the Smartphone listening sessions. The curriculum is separated by system type; Apple or Android.  You will find a brief description of the content with a clickable link as well as video tutorials.  

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our supportive staff to help walk you through your virtual technology journey.

Learn how to use your smartphone with these online resources.

Listening Sessions are Sponsored by MDHHS
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