Named the Centre Education Programme, it offered young people an opportunity to reconnect with education in a setting that was non-judgemental, inclusive and flexible in the way it engaged them in their learning Several more flexible learning centres developed, each a registered school, and they, along with all the other schools operated by the Christian Brothers, came under the leadership of Edmund Rice Education Australia in 2007. In 2010, when there were six such flexible schools, EREA committed to this form of education by establishing Youth+ as an arm of EREA committed to providing flexible learning opportunities for disenfranchised youth. From 2010 to 2016, the number of flexible learning centres grew from six to nineteen, with schools in every state and territory except the ACT.
By 2016 the centres were organised into five networks, each with three or four schools and led by a Network Principal. Each school has a Head of Campus who works with the Network Principal to provide leadership to that school.