I think your idea of reaching out to those folks at Project MALES is a good one. Chances are they would appreciate any additional educational resources that they could recommend to their participants. In our case, we went ahead and organized our first Cafe without having a YLT. We chose something that we thought would be of high interest, Zombies!, and started talking with local teachers about the idea. They got interested and encouraged their students to come. In our case the middle school teachers were the ones who were most interested and we had a large percentage of 13 year olds at our event. Those students really enjoyed the Cafe and are excited about the next one. Some of those teens have now joined the YLT and are working to produce the next few Cafes.
TSC at Lab:Revolution