Having us high school students complete a leadership project with a rubric takes away the whole point of leadership. When you add a rubric to a "leadership" project, students instinctively use the rubric as a guideline for their projects. This means that much of their project isn't based on their own interests and goals, but are more centered toward meeting the requirements of the rubric.
Additionally, many of my Chinese teammates told me that their projects were assigned by their schools. So basically, their projects were not leadership projects, they were assignments.
As a result, almost 90 percent of all the projects followed the exact same format. Any projects that were different were not considered leadership projects.