FORT WAYNE - Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is ready to move into its new $11 million headquarters in Fort Wayne. A ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Wednesday at the new facility which serves 30 counties across northern Indiana and southwest Michigan.

The organization says the larger space allows it to move the JA BizTown and JA Finance Park experiential learning facilities under the same roof as the JANI headquarters. 

"This new facility will allow us to deepen our program impact and student reach," said Lena Yarian, president of JANI. "We are thrilled to be able to serve this region with the highly experiential programs that will inspire and engage our youth."

The northeast Indiana chapter of Junior Achievement began in 1952. The organization helps prepare students with workforce readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy by using hands-on educational programs.

Last year they helped 145,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students.