Born May 25, 2005, in Palm Beach County, Florida, Jett James Pruitt is an award-winning high school student, author, political strategist, and Founder/Editor-In-Chief of TheGenZPost.com.
Raised by a single Native American (Taino Arawak) mother in New York City, Jett was diagnosed with “moderate to severe autism” at the age of two, and was completely non-verbal until the age of four. After numerous early intervention programs and holistic treatments, Jett shocked the medical community with his recovery, and formally lost his Autism diagnosis by the age of six.
His unique interest in politics began at the age of nine, blossoming with the 2016 presidential election. At the age of 14, he founded the political news website The Gen Z Post and became one of the U.S. Press Association’s youngest members in history.
Released by Vanderbilt Publishing in June 2020, Jett's very first book THROUGH THE EYES OF A YOUNG AMERICAN was written when he was only fourteen-years-old, and reached Amazon's Top 20 Bestsellers in Politics.
Called one of the "Best Books of 2020" by BooksOnPolitics.com, his stellar debut is a powerful commentary on today’s political landscape, and offers ways to resolve our nation’s biggest challenges with health care, taxation, social security, trade, tariffs, protectionism, automation, climate change, education, debt forgiveness, wealth inequality, labor, welfare, wages, military spending, border security, universal basic income, capitalism, entrepreneurship, abortion, gun violence, child sex trafficking, racism, and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
His second book, THE PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE, is due for worldwide release in 35,000 bookstores later this year.
Jett is a proud tribal member of the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP), the Native American Journalists Association, the United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), and the Author's Guild Union. He is also an active member of his high school's Student Government Association and Model United Nations Team. He serves the community as a volunteer Government Liaison for the non-profit homeless charity, CareBag Inc, and is a volunteer producer for the CAREOLOGY Community News Radio Show on WPSL 1590 AM. Jett also enjoys being a teenager once in a while, playing basketball, watching movies, and exercising at CrossFit.
Jett is beyond grateful to live with his parents in Palm Beach, Florida. He looks forward to publishing more books before graduating high school in 2024, attending a powerhouse college and law school, and ultimately working in Washington, D.C. in the areas of politics, law, and journalism.